A Message offering 4 kidneys is viral.
Important , 04 kidney available. Due to mr. sudhir and his wife met an accident yesterday, doctor declaired brain dead Mr.sudhir is B+ and his wife O+ , his family want to donate their kidney for humanity .plz circulate. Contact 98372#####”
Ramkumar Jayaraman’s post by now has approx 23768 shares
The same exact message was viral more than a year ago too. The below tweet is of 12th Oct 2017
Important , 04 kidney available. mr.sudhir and his wife met an accident yesterday, doctor declaired brain dead Mr.sudhir is B+ and his wife O+ , his family want to donate their kidney for humanity .plz circulate. Contact 9837285283
— Meera Singh (@meeraremi11) October 12, 2017
Aug 2018 – This was wrong too.
चार किडनियां दान हेतु उपलब्ध हैं। स्व सुधीर (बी+) और उनकी पत्नी (ओ+) की सड़क दुर्घटना में मृत्यु से पूर्व उनकी इच्छा के अनुसार ये महत्वपूर्ण दान कोई भी प्राप्त कर सकता है। चिकित्सकों ने उनके मस्तिष्क को मृत घोषित किया है। संपर्क करें: 9837285283 !
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— ExploreMediaCentre® (@FastNewsDelhi) August 22, 2018
The Mobile Number belongs to a Nephrologist in Meerut, Dr. Sandeep Garg.
SMHoaxSlayer contacted him and following is what he narrated –
He had this issue since September 2017, he tried filing a Police complain but on their suggestion filed a complain to the cyber cell.
He doesn’t want to disconnect this number as he has been has this number since last 13 years and almost all of his patients has the same number.
He believe someone gave out his number in such a way as a prank or to harass him.
Further, Sharing/forwarding such message i.e. Organ Donation is illegal/crime as per Human Organ Transplant Act-1994.
One similar case happened in Karnataka in which Times of India reported
More Fakes –
This message has been making rounds on various Social Media platforms since Oct 2017