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Cruel Hoax Aimed At Military Families #147466 04/10/03 12:58 AM
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The National Red Cross has issued a warning of a war-time hoax involving the families of soldiers being contacted and told their military family member has been killed, is missing or has been taken prisoner. Someone identifying themselves as a representative of the Red Cross is calling families of deployed service members to make the claims. As of last week, 10 such calls have been made in a handful of states, including: Delaware, Alabama and Michigan. PJStar.com

The Red Cross does not inform next of kin about a soldier's status. If a death or incident occurs, family members are notified by military officials.

If you or someone you know receives such a hoax call, contact the Red Cross' local military liaison and the special toll-free line set up by the organization to gather information for authorities at (888) 309-9679.

The American Red Cross works with the military and their families to help deliver emergency messages and to provide outreach and social service assistance to soldiers and their families.

Re: Cruel Hoax Aimed At Military Families #147467 04/10/03 03:12 PM
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That's just disgusting! Why would someone do something nasty like that????

Re: Cruel Hoax Aimed At Military Families #147468 04/10/03 09:05 PM
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I don't know why someone would do something so callous. Maybe its a war protester or someone trying to get his/her jollies.

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