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It's a false alarm!

Riyadh, March 15 -- It is learnt that a hoax e-mail telling people they may have cancer has been in circulation in many parts of the world.

The messages appear to be from the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE), but the organization's chief executive, in UK, has personally warned people that the e-mails are fake and should not be opened or totally ignored.

Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE chief executive, has said that the e-mails were likely to cause distress because they tell the recipient that 'test results' indicate they may have cancer.

One recipient of such e-mail has said that she was left 'distraught' after reading it, while another who is actually waiting for the results of a real cancer test has said that she had been left in tears.

In the meantime, there are e-mails to dupe the people in commercial dealings.

A business contact in China wrote to a business establishment in Riyadh denying that the organization has ever changed its account number in a particular bank where its funds are normally remitted to, as against the fake e-mails in the name of the particular company, in circulation.

There are dozens of other e-mails floating, saying one friend or the other visited a certain country and lost his or her cash/credit card and need immediate financial help!

Since this has become really monotonous it has been given life by infusing the new cancer story.

Please take care of these false alarms!

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Date:Mar 15, 2014
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