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Ambulance Service - In Case Of Emergency ( I C E)/Following the disaster in London

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Kuni D, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Kuni D

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    I have just received this via email from a friend, I suggest everyone follow its instructions and forward this onto others.


    Following the disaster in London . . .

    East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of
    Emergency ( ICE ) " campaign with the support of Falklands war hero
    Simon Weston.

    The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phone
    address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would
    want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".

    In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able
    to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact
    them.
    It's
    so simple that everyone can do it. Please do.

    Please will you also email this to everybody in your address book, it
    won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It
    really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

    For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
     
  2. Mr.D

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    Sorry mate your heart is in the right place but this like an old of old internet twaddle.

    Why would the EAAS and Simon Weston bother with getting involved in this ...surely they have better thing to do and surely if you are that badly injured that they need to go through your mobile phone to find your next of kin they will ring the first number that appears and work forwards if that one doesn't help.
     
  3. Dr Diversity

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    Looks like a spam e mail disguised as a good idea running on the back on the London bombings. Not a mention of ICE on the East Anglian Ambulance Service web site
     
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    I'm sure I've heard about that somewhere before.

    I keep my Blood donation card and driving license prominently in my wallet which should do the trick if the worst should happen.
     
  5. Kuni D

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    I stand corrected. I looked at the site and could not find it - or a search facility (please don't post the search url now :blush:).

    Programming my phone now..and I am prefixing it with +44 in case this scheme goes world wide..
     
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    Still sounds like an load of old tosh to me. People with medical conditions that can cause complications usually carry a card.
     
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    Indeed, with just ICE as the reference the person making the call wouldn't have a clue who they were going to be speaking to, and how to approach the call.

    Surely it's better to use the 'Home', 'Office', or 'Mum' numbers that most people will have programmed in, or failing that to work off the 'recent calls' list?
     
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    this is the whole point.. they wouldnt know who to call here they would call the person you have chosen eg if you have no contact with someone they might call them unknowingly and put that person in an awkward position. if you have chosen they will call the person who knows you best and your medical history
     
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    East Anglian Ambulance Service have launched a national "In case of Emergency ( ICE) " campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston and in association with Vodafone's annual life savers award. The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".

    In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them. It's so simple that everyone can do it.

    For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc
     
  12. la gran siete

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    The Ambulance Service in UK have launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign with the support of Falklands war hero Simon Weston.

    The idea is that you store the word " I C E " in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".

    In an emergency situation ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them.. It's so simple that everyone can do it. Please do.

    Please will you also email this to people you know, it won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

    For more than one contact name ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.
     
  13. GrahamC

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    Now that's a good idea. :thumbsup:
     
  14. la gran siete

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    Fair enough . It was sent as an email to me so I thought I'd forward it
     
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    I guess the e mail system is a little slow in Costa Geriatrica :)
     
  16. GrahamC

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    Dont worry la gran siete your post here is the first time I've heard of this so the post was usefull to me if no one else. :thumbsup:
     
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    Merged the thread guys ;)
     
  18. la gran siete

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    Apologies guys but I was just sent an email stating that it is in fact a scam designed to get ones credit card details out via ones phone so please ignore it :



    Hello all




    Some of you may have seen an email doing the rounds in reaction to last
    week's events.
    It has to do with creating an "ICE" account (In Case of Emergency) on
    your mobiles DON'T do this as its all a big scam; apparently...
    this is a modular system that will search ICE text... it then changes
    your phone's settings and takes your PAYG credit




    Thanks





    Francis Gumban
    >
    > Customer Liaison Executive
    >
    > Higher Level Complaints / CEO Office
    >
    > Carphone Warehouse Services UK
    >
    > Tel: 0208 753 8249
    >
    > Fax: 0709 28 40287
    >
    > Email: gumbanf@cpwservices.com <mai <<image001.gif>>
    > lto:gumbanf@cpwservices.com>


    -
     
  19. Kuni D

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    LMAO, thats quite funny :)

    It is in no way possible for that to happen, just by storing a telephone number under the name "ICE" (or what ever). The email above is actually the spoof. IF it was actually possible for someone to get either phone credit or change settings in this way it'd be probably the biggest security hole in mobile phones ever.

    Unless someone managed to dupe the NHS, the BBC (this has been covered on Radio's 1,2 and 4 from what I've heard and been told), various newspapers etc. Oh and not to mention hack into the East Anglia Abulance service site to put the page up :rotfl:

    I'm suprised you believed it.
     
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    I fail to see how that could possibly work?

    How is having the word "ICE" saved in your phone any different from "Mum", "Dad", "Bob" etc? Surely if they could use a contact entry to access your mobile phone they would use one that more people already have. In addition, it's been widely publicised outside of the realm of email.

    I think you've been had...

    K.

    [Edit - beaten to it!]
     
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    I'm not. You haven't seen his previous amazon jungle thread then? :rotfl:
     
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    Well I'd go as far as to say that given I very seldom use my phone in fact I'm not all that aware how the blasted thing works and given that I'm not in the slightest bit technically minded and I simply reacted to the email without giving it any thought that it might be a spoof as one would if one was responsible for sending the " the Scam" it might not be surprisng I "fell for it" as many others will undoubtedly do so. If it is a spoof then its a highly irresponsible one thats all I can say.
     

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