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RIM says BlackBerry Messenger "Help Haiti" message is false

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RIM says BlackBerry Messenger "Help Haiti" message is false
BlackBerry owners who frequently use BlackBerry Messenger might’ve received a message about donations for Haiti. According to RIM, these BBM messages did not originate from them and deemed as false. Basically the message states “Because of what has transpired in Haiti recently, BlackBerry has decided to help out and give 35 cents for the cause when you pass this message along to your friends on BBM.” In reality though, Haiti doesn’t see one cent and the message is probably passed on by users who figure it to be true. One spokesperson told MSNBC that RIM is “donating funds as well as BlackBeryy devices to the relief effort, but RIM does not charge a transactional fee for BBM messages and did not originate the message.” So if you really feel strongly about helping those in desperate need in Haiti, it’s probably best to do it through organizations like the Red Cross. Still, one would have to think how in the world RIM would donate money by having users just send the message to others.

source: MSNBC via Mobileburn


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