The following is one of a host of Ebola scams that are being sent through the internet in hopes of garnering ill gotten gains from the Ebola panic that has been induced by media coverage of the errors in protection from Ebola. Paul Hamaker received a copy of this fraudulent email on Oct. 23, 2014 though the AT&T version of Yahoo. This message is a fraud. Hopefully this alert will keep people that are tender hearted and not sufficiently suspicious from being stolen from.
The first clue is the mention of God in the email. The CDC Foundation is a completely separate entity from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The organization is a nonprofit. Nonprofits usually do not promote any mention of any religion because to do so could endanger their nonprofit status if the organization is not directly affiliated with a specific religion that is recognized by the U. S. Internal Revenue Service.
The second hint is the phone number. The area code 202 is actually located in Washington D. C. The CDC Foundation is located in Georgia and the real phone number is (404) 653-0790.
The third and most idiotic flaw in this scam is the e-mail address. The safe-mail.net site offers free e-mail service to anyone. The actual email for Charles Stokes, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation, is firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Stokes has been advised of the scam.
The final straw that should break anyone’s suspicious hump is the first paragraph. Most internet spam filters would not single out the CDC unless you specifically named e-mail from the CDC as spam. The enticement to regard the message as genuine is truly laughable.
NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/BULK folder that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider we the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge you to treat it genuinely.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
55 Park Place NE, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Following the recent outbreak of one of the deadliest virus/disease ever known to mankind in the West Africa called EBOLA VURIS; thousands have lost their life’s including children, adult, and family’s.
Please take your time to read this information carefully.
Before this year, Ebola was a disease relegated to remote villages in Africa. Even public health officials didn’t worry about it spreading very far. Until recently, they would probably tell you that the virus typically burned out after ravaging only a handful of people.
But then came 2014.This year has, in many ways, rewritten the Ebola rulebook. We’re in the middle of an unprecedented, nightmarish epidemic that has spread from a rural rainforest region in West Africa to large urban centers. The World Health Organization’s director has called it “the greatest peacetime challenge” the world has ever faced, with the number of cases doubling each week. Now, health care officials are starting to talk about a worst-case scenario for Ebola. The World Health Organization projects that 20,000 people will be infected in November The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,(CDC) meanwhile, projects up to 1.4 million people could be infected by January, assuming that Ebola cases continue to increase exponentially (as they have) and are currently underreported.
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This outbreak is the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known—affecting multiple countries in West Africa. A small number of cases in Lagos and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, have been associated with a man from Liberia who traveled to Lagos and died from Ebola, but the virus does not appear to have been widely spread in Nigeria. The case in Senegal is related to a man who traveled there from Guinea.
The Geneva-based W.H.O said in its report, which it dubbed a road map for responding to Ebola, strengthening laboratory facilities and adding staff with more expertise to help contain the outbreak of the virus. Public health infrastructure needed to be improved to cope with future treatments. The road map called for the establishment of Ebola isolation centers and burials of victims which are supervised by health care experts among other specific responses to the disease.
The W.H.O said getting health experts to regions affected by the Ebola virus outbreak was an urgent priority. That has been made difficult because international airlines, including Air France, British Airways, Emirates Airline and K.L.M airline. Have suspended flights to the four affected countries. The W.H.O program will likely cost around $490 million and require contributions from national governments, some U.N. and non-governmental agencies, and individuals as well as humanitarian organizations, As a result of the assistance which part of the public has been financially, materially and morally donated.
Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States and other part of the world is low, CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has also deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa and will continue to send experts to the affected countries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services and is headquartered in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, a few miles northeast of the Atlanta city limits. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. It especially focuses its attention on infectious disease, food borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion, injury prevention and educational activities designed to improve the health of United States citizens and the whole world. In addition, the CDC researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases such as obesity and diabetes and is a founding member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.
The CDC Foundation operates independently from CDC as a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Georgia. The creation of the Foundation was authorized by section 399F of the Public Health Service Act to support the mission of CDC in partnership with the private sector, including organizations, foundations, businesses, educational groups, and individuals.
Sir/Ma, we are hereby appealing for more funds and other material support, regardless of the amount to rehabilitate the lives of all present patients that are affected by this deadly virus/disease and to contain the spread of the virus.
God in his grace and infinite mercies will reward people who contribute in any way to save the life’s of other humans in need, we strongly believe that as you move to assist these less privilege once, In the name of God or whatever you believe in you shall never be a victim of this deadly virus/disease including your families and love ones.
Kindly contact the organizations office via E-mail or telephone they will put you through on how you can make your donation.
Email: email@example.com Tell: +1-202-599-2926
Thanks for your anticipated reply in assistance for this project.
Charles Stokes – President & CEO
55 Park Place NE, Suite 400
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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