Amy Bruce Hoax

We all know my on going (losing) battle with chain letters and spam hoaxes, well here's another one.

The Amy Bruce hoax letter got it's start back in 1999 and has been going strong ever since. Just case you're thinking, but it's endorsed by the Make-A-Wish foundation. The Make-A-Wish people even single out this chain letter as a hoax on their site and they never do chain letters.

I find this chain letter especially bad, because it preys upon people's emotions and good will to spread. It takes away from the real efforts of organizations to help children.

Here's the usual sites that debunk this long running chain letter:

about.com
hoax-Slayer.com
breakthechain.com

And here's the letter.

Hi, my name is Amy Bruce.
I am 7 years old, and I have severe lung cancer . I also have a large
tumour in my brain, from repeated beatings Doctors say I will
die soon if this isn't fixed, and my family can't pay the bills.
The Make A Wish Foundation has agreed to donate 7 cents for every time
This message is sent on.
For those of you who send this along, I thank you so much, but for
those who don't send it, what goes around comes around.
Have a Heart, please send this.
Please, if you are a kind person, send this on.
PLEASE HIT FORWARD BUTTON NOT REPLY BUTTON.

YOUR'S FAITHFULLY,
AMY BRUCE
amy.bruce@makeawish.com

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3 thoughts on “Amy Bruce Hoax”

  1. i sent out a mass email a few years back telling everyone to NEVER EVER send me forwards. heh. i only get the occasional one now… i only open forwards from certain ppl, also. since ppl know i hate them, they know that it'd better be a good one. hehe 😀

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