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September 6, 2006

Email Hoax – Union Against Cancer

Filed under: Awareness — Dinesh Gajbhiye @ 11:18 am

Below is copy of fake email, after a little googling it was found that it was a Spam and has no relation with any of the sponsors mentioned in the email, check the evidences below the mail: 

Sub: This is a serious issue. Please forward it to as many as possible.

Email Content:

This is a serious issue. Please forward it to as many as possible.

We are a non-profit organization trying to help a small group of people in
a remote town in Karnataka, near Dharwad (150Km away). This small
village is inhabited by around 400-500 people who are mainly laborers
working as stone breakers and lime extractors. Due to their continuous
contact with hazardous materials, nearly 70% of the working class have got
a very rare cancer
breeding virus, which can be still be treated as this is at an early
stage.

We contacted Tata Hospital, Mumbai, who agreed to send us special equipment
and medicines, but the expenditure runs into a few lakhs of rupees. We can
understand the plight of this small town, as they are very poor, and can
hardly afford such a high cost of m edical treatment Our group of 6 doctors
and 10 medical helpers, have decided to help them We need your help.
We are not asking for any financial help, but just send this email to all
your known Indian friends. Our sponsors have agreed to pay us Rs.2 to 5/-.
Each time this email will be forwarded. We thank these sponsors for being
so considerate.

Please make sure that you include the email address, below
unionagainstcancer@hotmail.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
since only then the sponsors will pay us. Let us prove that as Indians we
are still united,and fight for these poor people, whose future is in our
hands.

Our special thanks to Mr Ratan Tata, since he was very helpful in finding
the sponsors (
www.tata.com )

Sponsors :

1.Times of India ( www.timesofindia.com < http://www.timesofindia.com/ >)

2. Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Amalanagar, Trichur
District,
Kerala State 680 553 Trissur Kerala, India .

3.Karnataka Cancer Therapy and Research Institute M.G.Road, Navanagar,
580025 Hubli Karnataka , India

4. Tata Memorial Centre (Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research
Institute) Dr.E.Borges Marg Parel 400
012 Mumbai Maharashtra , India

Note : Dharwad is well-connected to Bangalore, Goa, Belgaum and Miraj.
Belgaum is the nearest airport, about 140 Kms away.
M. John Marshall Human Resources Ford Business Services Center Pvt.Ltd.,
Chennai – 600 032. Phone 235 23 00 X 5398 Fax 235 47 34

Life is what which happens to you, when you are busy making Other Plans..,

Be Blessed,

Evidences:

Excerpts from Tata.com

UNIONAGAINSTCANCER @ hotmail.com – A HOAX

The mail id furnished in the mail as unionagainstcancer@hotmail.com is not valid.
Tata Sons filed a suit against an unidentified defendant calling him “Ashok Kumar” following the example of the “John Doe” case in the United States which dealt with anonymous persons making false and disparaging statements on bulletin boards and through e-mails.
URL:http://tata.com/tata_sons/releases/20050105.htm

Delhi HC casts net on Hotmail, seeks user details in Tata fracas

In a first-of-its kind order in the Indian legal history, justice C K Mahajan of the Delhi High Court has restrained an unidentified defendant from claiming any kind of association or endorsement with the Tata group. This was done through an interim injunction.
The court has also directed the e-mail service provider, MSN Hotmail, to furnish the registration details of the e-mail account within a fortnight, which could help in identifying the defendant.
 The only information known about the entity is the e-mail address, “unionagainstcancer@hotmail.com”.
URL: http://www.tata.com/tata_sons/media/20040505.htm

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3 Comments »

  1. Its a welcome news that the indian legal system is waking up on this issue. its quite some time this issue making unsolicited SPAM in the name of charity is taking place.

    Comment by PRABHU — November 15, 2006 @ 6:43 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for visiting Prabhu!
    Yes this spam is still making rounds and not only this there are many other hoax mails that are spreading and taking advantage of our emotions.
    I hope people to read such alerts before forwarding spam and hoax emails.
    You can help me too! Let me know if you have something like this and would like to post it here!

    Comment by Dinesh Gajbhiye — November 16, 2006 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  3. Dear dinesh,

    thanks. in case you need me to do anything to eradicate i am at your service.
    On my part I have the following policies learned from one of my friend.

    1.never open my bulk folder mails.
    but once in a while check to see whether any body known to me sent mail in bulk folder.
    2.Even in my regular inbox i check only if the message is known people otherwise I simply delete the mail.
    3.I never forward mails to anybody whoever be the sender if the intent of the mail is to make you forward to as many people as possible.
    4.If at all I need to send mail to many people I put all the address in BCC address and put the list as undisclosed receipents.

    It is the awarness of these things that make life easy on the net.

    any body with these kind of informations to prevent mass emails is welcome.
    prabhu

    Comment by PRABHU — November 18, 2006 @ 2:31 pm | Reply


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