Re: Infant Formula Class Action Settlement?
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 18:56:45 -0500
I heard on the radio this morning that this "class action" suit is not
only an urban hoax, it is actually a con game. If you supply these
people with your child's birth certificate and social security account
number, you are giving a crook all the info they need to create a fake ID
(including getting a US passport) and getting copies of your tax returns!
DO NOT GO FOR THIS. ANYONE OF YOU RECEIVING THIS SOLICITATION SHOULD
IMMEDIATELY CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT.
This was reported on WTOP AM radio, 1500, in Washington DC this morning.
YiS (I used to be a Beaver...)
Fri, 13 Dec 1996, Ed Darrell wrote:
> HELP! My wife's firm got a fax with this information on it, this morning.
> Is it accurate? Has anyone heard about a settlement against Similac and
> Enfamil? I checked my news sources and found a story about a class action on
> price fixing against these companies, but only for residents of Tennessee.
> IS THIS AN URBAN HOAX?
> Here is the text of the fax:
> ATTENTION PARENTS!!
> If your child was born between 1980 and 1991, they are eligible to receive a
> settlement of $1,400.00/child from the Similac/Enfamil Corporation.
> Emfamil and Similac were not approved by the FDA during those years. You may
> contact the Corporation at:
> Settlement Administration
> P.O. Box 1602
> Minneapolis, Minnesota 55440-602 [there is a digit missing here]
> Attn: Infant Enfamil/Similac-1602
> Correspondence must be postmarked by December 13, 1996
> Items which must be sent with your correspondence:
> * Self-addressed Stamped Envelope
> * Copy of the Child's/Children's Birth Certificate
> * Copy of the Child'/Children's Social Security Number (Card)
> Correspondence must be postmarked by Decmeber 13, 1996
> [END FAX]
> The Tennessee case is for kids born between Jan. 1, 1980 and Dec. 31, 1992.
> There is a toll-free number for that case, which does not work from our
> Dallas-area phones (does it work only in Tennessee?): Class Action Claims
> Administration, 800/585-1151.
> Any information appreciated.
> Ed Darrell
> Duncanville, Texas
> (Pack 355 COR)
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