Hi everyone, this morning I received an email, supposedly from 'National Institute for Health and care Excellence' headed 'blood test results' stating that they have been sent a sample of my blood for analysis and for further research. Unfortunately the complete blood count has revealed that my white blood count is really low and they unfortunately have suspicion of cancer.
The blood count is then listed and I was advised to open the attachment which contains my test results and arrange to see my family doctor as soon as possible.
Just imagine the shock at reading this, an email from NICE! I rang my local GP and after a few moments was informed that this is a scam email and not to open the attachment. When the panic stops and reality kicks in you notice the bad spelling and realise that NICE are unlikely to send emails. The scammers do not know I have ITP and they must just have struck lucky, but the stress when reading this email is unbelievable. If you look at the NICE website, you will find reference to this scam but hopefully I can warn others so that the upset will be less.