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Matthew Theophilus Baldwin (S1169783@CEDARNET.CEDARVILLE.EDU)
Mon, 5 May 1997 16:13:31 -0400
This can be found at the ACS website listed below.
FRAUDULENT CHAIN LETTER
This statement may be copied or reprinted by online users
The American Cancer Society is greatly disturbed by reports of a
fraudulent chain letter circulating on the internet which lists the
American Cancer Society as a "corporate sponsor" but which has
in no way been endorsed by the American Cancer Society. This
letter appears to have started on America Online but has now
spread well beyond the online service. There are several
variations of this letter in circulation.
No fundraising efforts are being made by the American Cancer
Society in her name or by the use of chain letters. Furthermore, the
email address ACS@AOL.COM is inactive. Any messages to the
American Cancer Society should be instead sent through the
American Cancer Society website at http://www.cancer.org.
This particular chain letter with its heartbreaking story appears to
have struck an emotional chord with online users. Although we
are very concerned that the American Cancer Society's name has
been used to manipulate the online public, we applaud the good
intentions of all who participated in this letter. We are pleased to
note that there are so many caring individuals out there and hope
that they will find another way to support cancer research. Jessica
Mydek's story, whether true or false, is representative of that of
many cancer patients who benefit daily from the efforts of
legitimate cancer organizations nationwide.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City