Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Bone Marrow - Scam?

Its been quite a long time since I last blogged. I wonder if anyone's actually reading this.

In the last two days I have received an email seeking out a supposed gentleman who is a bone marrow match to an alleged someone else who needs bone marrow.

A quick search of "Nahum Almagor", the person's name, turns up many sites discussing and forwarding this email, including blogs.

I think its a scam. I've emailed GiftofLife and will post the gist of any response received. I think its unlikely (just based on my assumptions) that GiftofLife or any other medical organization would so violate someone's confidentiality that they would list name, last known address and phone number along with birthday. Then again, I got the same information (name, address, phone) from someone who was going to help me secure a $5m inheritance from his now dead father, overthrown by rebels...