Comedian Mark Lee and wife say FB post seeking donations using their daughter's hospital photo is a scam

Lam Min Lee
Aug 30, 2018

Come across someone asking for donations to help a sick girl lately?

Don't get duped, local comedian Mark Lee and his wife Catherine Ng warned in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug 29).

Someone is attempting to raise $200,000 on Facebook by using a photo of their youngest child Calynn lying in a hospital bed.

The couple was alerted to the fraud by a Facebook user.

Angered by the scam, they wrote: "It is immoral to cheat others. It's even worse to use a child's photo to do so."

骗人已经很缺德了,利用小朋友的照片来骗人更缺德。。小紫菡的照片不是给你利用的! 麻烦各位如果有看见这个Post, 马上发给我们。。我们会立刻报警。。我们绝不能容许任何人利用小紫菡的照片来骗钱。
我们也要慎重地通知大家,我们绝对没有发起任何捐款的举动。。希望大家不要上当。。如果大家看到小紫菡的照片给不法之徒利用骗钱,麻烦你们一定要通知我们。。谢谢大家。。也要感谢私讯我们的这位朋友! 谢谢你!!

Posted by 紫菡公主加油 Cheers for Calynn Lee on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

They urged those who have come across the fundraising post to contact them so that they can gather evidence and file a police report.

Lee and his wife also emphasized that they did not start any fundraising campaign for Calynn's medical treatment.

Earlier this month, the five-year-old was hospitalized and diagnosed with glomerulonephritis, a rare medical condition in which the immune system attacks the kidneys.

纠结了很久,与老公讨论后,决定设立这个网站,公开小公主的病情! 是的,她生病了😭! 之前,老公想低调处理,因为他不想增加压力。。可是我认为,我们需要support,...

Posted by 紫菡公主加油 Cheers for Calynn Lee on Monday, 6 August 2018

Calynn is gradually getting better, her mum wrote on Cheers for Calynn Lee, a Facebook page that was set up to ask for advice regarding her medical condition.

It will take Calynn about six months to complete the prescribed treatment, she said in an update on Aug 21.

She also thanked the public for their advice and well-wishes.