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Scam letter uses Memorial Hospital's name

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A letter claiming to be from a female patient at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is circulating across the country.

Nicole Donegan, spokesperson for Memorial, says it's a 'scam' and not associated with anyone at the hospital.

In the letter, the woman states she has just months to live and urges people to contact her lawyer to help with a charitable donation.

"The letter itself is portrayed as being from a church going individual preying on fellow people wanting to give during this Christmas season," said Donegan.

Donegan says Memorial does not know who is behind the letters. Click here to see a copy of the scam letter.

If you receive one, the hospital says ignore it. If you've responded to this scam, contact your local police department right away.