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Fraud Alert: Beware of Scams Implying Association with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet websites, and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in associate with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and/or its officials.  These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.

The Kaiser Family Foundation wishes to alert the public at large about these fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in the name of the Foundation, and would appreciate your bringing suspect communications to its attention.

Please note that:

The Kaiser Family Foundation strongly recommends that the recipients of solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme caution in respect of such solicitations.  Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence.  Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the Kaiser Family foundation, please send us an e-mail query before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.

SUCH USE OF THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION NAME AND LOGO OR OTHER NAMES OR INDICIA IN THESE SCHEMES IS UNAUTHORIZED AND ILLEGAL. THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES WILL BE INFORMED OF ANY SUCH ACTIVITIES, OF WHICH THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION BECOMES AWARE, FOR APPROPRIATE ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THOSE AUTHORITIES.

EXTREME CAUTION SHOULD BE EXERCISED IN RELATION TO ANY SUSPICIOUS COMMUNICATION AS FINANCIAL LOSS AND IDENTITY THEFT COULD RESULT FROM THE SENDING OF MONEY OR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THOSE ISSUING SUCH FRAUDULENT CORRESPONDENCE.