Does anyone know what the "International Association of Nurses" is, or if it's legit? During school I got letters three years in a row telling me I was nominated for the "Who's Who in Educators" and suspect this is a bit along the same lines. Google isn't telling me much. I've never heard of their supposed publication "Worldwide Leaders in HealthCare."
Oh, I might also add that I have "been selected as a Top Nurse in" my small town Illinois, and have not yet secured employment after graduating last May. So their offer of this "prestigious tribute to [my] success" is very suspect, though I'd like to think they just anticipated my awesomeness
Jan 4, '11
by Emergency RN
according to wiki:
is an offense under united states federal law, which includes any scheme that attempts to unlawfully obtain money or valuables in which the postal system is used at any point in the commission of a criminal offense...
source: mail fraud - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and according to the us postal service:
i would suggest that you contact and alert the usps; report them by using the complaint link above, and i sincerely thank you for letting other nurses know about this scam.
u.s. postal inspectors investigate any crime in which the u.s. mail is used to further a scheme--whether it originated in the mail, by telephone, or on the internet. the use of the u.s. mail is what makes it mail fraud.
if evidence of a postal violation exists, postal inspectors may seek prosecutive or administrative action against the violator. however, if money is lost through a fraudulent scheme conducted via the mail, postal inspectors lack the authority to ensure you receive a refund and can't require that products, services, or advertisements--on the internet or elsewhere--be altered.
postal inspectors base investigations of mail fraud on the number, pattern, and substance of complaints received from the public. the postal inspection service will carefully review the information you provide. we may share the information with other agencies when there is a possible violation within their jurisdiction.
if you feel you've been victimized in a fraud scheme that involves the u.s. mail, submit a mail fraud complaint form to the u.s. postal inspection service.
source: united states postal inspection service
btw, good luck in your job hunt!
Last edit by Emergency RN on Jan 4, '11