Make a Wish Request
James Dooley (DooleyJ@USA.RED-CROSS.ORG)
Fri, 5 May 1995 10:25:29 -0400
Lawson Dickson's forwarded message regarding
"Craig Sherford's" request for business
cards sounded suspiciously like a scam
request I heard several years ago, so I
checked it out this morning with the Make A
Wish Foundation Headquarters (Phoenix AZ),
phone 1-800-722-9474. They have received SO
MANY CALLS on this message that a special
recording has been set up (extn 184).
The chain letter is going out using the
names Craig Shergold, Craig Sherwood, etc.,
and, according to Make A Wish, "was not
originated by the Make A Wish Foundation.
The request for business cards is not a
Who knows why someone is requesting cards.
Make A Wish thinks they're going to a
recycling center. The scam I remembered
several years ago was someone establishing a
mailing list of kind-hearted people for
solicitation purposes. Maybe there's a more
sisniter reason, or maybe someone just wants
to see the effect of their words.
The Make A Wish recording talked about the
true story of Craig Shergold's successful
fight with cancer over the years, and is
worth hearing. But stop before you send
your business cards or other response.
Jim Dooley (Eagle)
Den Leader, Pack 350, Arlington VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City