Email claims that Arthur Jones of NSW Australia wants to create the world’s largest collection of hospital patient identification tags. The email requests that recipients around the world send unwanted tags to a specified address
My name is Arthur Jones, I live just south of Sydney Australia and I have a strange request to make of you. I recently underwent fairly drastic abdominal surgery, and now am recovering well with a fairly good prognosis. In Hospital I had time to think of my own mortality (yes I am mortal), but I’m no Steve Irwin or Peter Brock (millions are not going to miss me when the time comes (20-30 yrs from now hopefully), but I would like to leave something behind and in following my granddaughter’s standard comment “You’re weird Grandad”, I’ve decided weird is the way to go. I want to get into the Guinness book of records for the worlds largest collection of HOSPITAL PATIENT IDENTIFICATION TAGS , you know the kind of thing they strap on you when you go in for an in-grown toenail, so you do not come out with a vasectomy. So please if you can send them in, possibly with a brief explanation or story. Hopefully I’ll get them from all over the world So I, you or any one you know has one of these or is about to get one – when they are finished with it could they please send it to me.
67 Campbellfield Ave
NEXT – Could you now please forward this to as many contact as you feel you can. Remember failure to do so will result in absolutely nothing bad happening to you.(After all every chain letter must have a curse – it’s the rule isn’t it) Thanks in advance for your help, if anyone is interested, drop me a line in 6 months to see how the project id growing/going.
The information in this email forward is true. Mr Arthur Jones of NSW, Australia is indeed attempting to collect hospital patient identification tags. I have contacted Mr Jones and I can confirm that the request is legitimate. Mr Jones reports that he has already had some interest in the project and he is hoping to receive a lot of tags for his collection.
Last updated: 18th September 2006
First published: 18th September 2006
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!