A FURIOUS mum claims Facebook scammers are using pictures of her son’s chickenpox as bait for millions of likes and shares — by pretending he has cancer.
Three-year-old Jasper Allen hit the headlines last summer when he was hospitalised for five days with the worst chickenpox doctors had ever seen after being turned away by a GP’s receptionist.
But his mum Sarah Allen, from Cambridgeshire in the UK, claims shocking photos of Jasper’s infected chickenpox sores — which covered every inch of his body — have been stolen by social media charlatans and have racked up millions of shares alongside claims he has cancer and needs money for surgery.
36-year-old childcare manager Sarah alleges she has reported the photos to Facebook 30 times since she spotted them earlier this month — but said they have not been taken down.
The mum-of-two, who also has a daughter Poppy, six, with postman husband Keith, 38, said: “I first saw and reported the pictures two or three weeks ago.
“The photos of Jasper are on Google, but that’s not the point. It’s not the fact they stole the pictures, it’s the fact they’re lying — cancer is not something you should joke about.
“I have had friends and family call up thinking Jasper actually has cancer. It is really upsetting and distressing. I’ve even seen people commenting on the post offering to transfer donations.
“I think it is disgusting. They are scammers. They can’t be real human beings, because no person would think this is OK. They are making up lies.
“I commented on the post and said ‘you sick b*****d, this is my son, he does not have cancer, take these pictures down’ and the page liked my comment.
“What Jasper went through was awful but it was nothing compared to cancer — that’s why you shouldn’t just throw something like that around. It is…