FBI warns on Tsunami Relief Scams by email
be careful of email requesting donations
I wanted to share that my thoughts and prayers are with all affected. With this being perhaps the greatest disaster in our lifetime, we all were impacted. I would encourage our members to give to mainstream organizations from the heart.
I wish I didn't have to share the following security warning, but please also be careful with email messages requesting donations
I've personally recieved a couple of emails to donate to "a relief fund" that appeared to be fradulent.
To prevent this issue, do not respond to any email request for donations. Instead it's better that you initiate the transaction through secure browser technology. Give locally and to the main trusted agencies, (like some of our moderators and members feature in the signature lines).
This is the worst type of scam and perhaps many of you have heard the media reporting on it. Thus, as I'd like to see contributions go to work in the best possible way, I thought this awareness is important. FBI warning on EMAIL scams related to Tsunami