Thursday, 13 March 2014

There are some sick and twisted people in this world

I was just checking my email when I came across a strange message claiming to be from NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.  The email said:

We have been sent a sample of your blood analysis for further research.
During the complete blood count (CBC) we have revealed that white blood cells is very low, and
unfortunately we have a suspicion of a cancer.

Wite Blood cells 1200 Low
Hemoglobin 12 Normal
Platelets 19000 Low

We suggest you to print out your CBC test results and interpretations in attachment below and visit your
family doctor as soon as possible

Dr.Waller Wilber 

Immediately it rang alarm bells.  As a chronically ill patient I am always having blood tests but the results are always given to me in a consultation or a letter.  Something about this was very, very wrong.

I decided to investigate.  My first port of call was the NICE website where I discovered this message on the front page of their website:

I am beyond angry that anyone would dare to send out spam that made people think they had cancer.  What kind of sick mind would do that?  

Ok, rant over, but if you get one of these emails, please be assured that it is just spam and there is no truth to it at all.  Don't open the attachment, put it straight in the recycle bin..  

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