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Do our notes work? They're proven to work!

Back in 2007, our website was contacted by KOMO News in Seattle who wanted to do a report about employees calling out sick to work, when they weren't really sick! They wanted to see how well our forms worked, and we allowed KOMO TV to put them to the test! They had a few Seattle-area employees use our forms on a local company. Did they work? Did they trick people? You bet! Here is the real story that every other fake doctor note site wishes they had! See why so many people count on Phoney Excuses for premium excuses for work.

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We have the video streaming at www.phoneyexcuses.com, or you can visit YouTube now! The official article posted on KOMO TV's website is below.

Calling in sick when nothing hurts!

Story Published: Nov 19, 2007 at 12:55 AM PST
Story Updated: Nov 19, 2007 at 1:05 AM PST
By Luke Ducey

Most of us have called in sick, sometimes even when we feel fine. But have you ever gone through the trouble of typing up, printing up and handing your boss a phony doctor's note? KOMO 4 News conducted a few experiments to find out what it takes to sell a fake sickness to the boss.

First we bought several phony excuses from the Web site phoneyexcuses.com, which specializes in just that.

Then, with the help of three employees of Jones Soda, we sent in our hidden cameras to see whether their bosses bought the phony excuses.

Our first accomplice handed over a phony doctor's note for a future medical visit. And we mean business when we say "phony." The list of doctors on the slip was actually the list of the cast members from the ABC show "Grey's Anatomy." And the address of the phony doctor's office was that of the Space Needle.

As it turned out, we could've just as well used the address to the White House; the fake slip worked like magic and there were no questions asked.

So for our second experiment we upped the ante with a note asking for time off for an upcoming dental surgery. The address on that slip was Pike Place Market.

But again, the worker ran into no problems.

The third worker took the biggest risk. He handed over a phony funeral excuse for a person that doesn't exist. The funeral was to be held in sunny Barbados for three nights and four days. The worker nervously shuffled into his manager's office, not so sure his excuse would work.

Perhaps he didn't look as nervously as he felt. To his own surprise, his boss bought it.

Click Here to read the article in it's entirety from KOMO 4 (Seattle, WA).