Bottle cap hoax promises to benefit s...

Bottle cap hoax promises to benefit sick child

There are 6 comments on the Connecticut Post story from May 22, 2009, titled Bottle cap hoax promises to benefit sick child. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

People in several communities have been scammed -- not financially, but emotionally -- by a hoax that promises to provide chemotherapy for a sick child in exchange for plastic bottle caps.

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United States

#3 May 23, 2009
There are too many well intentioned people who believe too much of what is sent to them by e-mail. I know, too many of my relatives send me this stuff too often. Seemingly well-intentioned e-mail scams such as this are very harmful if not down right hurtful.
now really

United States

#4 May 23, 2009
What was it PT Barmun said??

Ennis, TX

#5 May 23, 2009
now really wrote:
What was it PT Barmun said??
"There is a sucker born every minute."
Another saying of P.T. Barnum's was
"Please give to Charity."
Charity was his wife's name.
david wayne osedach

Escondido, CA

#6 May 23, 2009
What can you do with a lot of bottle caps? Have a party?

Count me out.
Fairfield Resident


#11 May 23, 2009
AVA wrote:
People also think if they collect pull tabs that you get a certain amount for Charity.Checks with Snopes they usually are on top of all the scams Everyone have a GREAT MEMORIAL DAY and remember what the day really stands for..
Ava! Happy Memorial Day to you too! Happy belated birthday as well! How are things down in sunny, South Carolina?
Tom Thumb

Atlantic Beach, NY

#15 May 23, 2009
now really wrote:
What was it PT Barmun said??

P.T. Barnum said: "Step right up! She blows for wooden nickels and gives sawdust for change."

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