This Mom Found An Alarming Note Hidden Inside A Packet Of Diapers

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In September 2015, Nicole Perez of Brighton, Michigan, came across an alarming note. She had purchased a pack of Tinkerbell underwear for her daughter while at a mom-to-mom sale. When she opened it, out fell a note on a tiny piece of cardboard that read ‘Help Me! Plz,’ on one side and contact information for a woman named ‘MayAnn’ on the other, who specified that she was writing from the Philippines. The young woman is believed to be a factory worker.

“I was terrified,” Perez told a local news station. ” I just felt like everything just dropped to my stomach.”

The underwear was made by a company called Handcraft Manufacturing Corporation, whose president is Irwin Mizrahi.

The young mother contacted the manufacturing company, and they quickly apologized and offered to send her a brand new pack of underwear. But that isn’t what Perez wanted, so she continued to reach out to others for help.

Many people love the feeling of opening up a brand new package.

There’s just something about it. Shopping in itself can be a thrill, but the process of opening a new package really makes the item your own.

Many people love the feeing of opening up a brand new package.

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What would you do if you found this note inside something you just bought?

Isn’t it chilling to find such a desperate message?

What would you do if you found this note inside something you just bought?

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As is true in most cases, there’s a dark side to the magic.

When Nicole Perez of Brighton, Michigan, opened a pack of Tinkerbell underwear she’d bought for her daughter, she was terrified to find a hidden message.

As is true in most cases, there's a dark side to the magic.

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The message was written on a small piece of cardboard.

Perez said that everything dropped to her stomach when she found it.

The message was written on a small piece of cardboard.

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The front side of the note.

On the front, someone was desperately pleading for help.

The front side of the note.

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The back of the note.

On the other side, a woman by the name of MayAnn left her phone number and location.

The back of the note.

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Is this mystery note a common occurrence?

Many of us have never received a note like this, but it turns out that consumers have discovered SOS messages in packages before from workers in forced labor factories and camps.

Is this mystery note a common occurrence?

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The underwear was manufactured by Handcraft Manufacturing Corporation.

The company is based in New York, and their president is Irwin Mizrahi.

The underwear was manufactured by Handcraft Manufacturing Corporation.

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Nicole reached out to the company about the note.

She received a quick response. Handcraft apologized and told her that they’d send her a brand new pack of underwater. After being contacted by a news station, Mizrahi responded that the first step in investigating was figuring out which factory the underwear came from.

Nicole reached out to the company about the note.

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You have to wonder about the working conditions of factory workers.

“You’re wondering if this is forced labor, if they’re just working long hours, they’re putting these underwear together and clearly someone is reaching out for help and so you think about your own kids and you hope that this isn’t the case,” Perez said in an interview.

While there are labor laws around the world, they don’t necessarily guarantee protection of factory workers.

You have to wonder about the working conditions of factory workers.

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The number on the back of the note went unanswered.

Perez tried calling the number, but there was no answer. Rebecca Tungol, president of the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan, suggests that the number was probably from a pre-paid cell phone, which would make it untraceable.

The number on the back of the note went unanswered.

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How does this note make you feel?

If the clothing you bought came with a similar message, how would you react? Perez told the news station that it definitely made her think twice.

“This can happen to anything that you buy,” she said. “You never know, but you are a little bit more aware of where things are coming from.”

Nicole sent the underwear back to the company so that the matter could be investigated further, but there have been no updates since the initial report.

How does this note make you feel?

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