Friday, September 02, 2005

The Rats Come Out of the Woodwork

I get a newsletter from "ScamBusters" and the Katrina scams are already out there. The worst ones are the phishing type scams where folks will click a link to 'donate' to what they think is a reputable org but they're really giving info to scammers who will steal their money and maybe their identity. These sites look so real to someone who isn't aware that they should never link to a site from an email and how easily someone can build a phony website.

Pass along this link: The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has compiled a great list of reputable voluntary organizations that urgently need cash donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states.

Amazon is also collecting donations via the Amazon Honor System - over $2 million so far.

1 comment:

Mac said...

Thanks, Dawno--you rock.