Just when you think they couldn't possibly go any lower ... The bad guys behind the Rogue AV scam (...) are heavily using SEO techniques to make links to their sites appear high on search engines. For example, when using Google to search for "haiti earthquake donation" top 6 hits (!) lead to compromised web sites which in turn check the referrer (they verify if you are coming from a search engine) and, if that is true, redirect you to another web site.
Msg#: 4060848 posted 11:42 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
My experience is that small grass roots charities do an incredible amount with a little money. If you can get in touch with any (if you know someone from the country you want to help, ask them), that is a very good way to help.
Msg#: 4060848 posted 10:12 pm on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Spotted the first one in the spam folder. As Jon says, for the UK go through the Disasters Emergency Committeed web site or use there arrangement to donate at bank or post office counters. Don't forget to fill in the gift aid details so that they can reclaim tax as well.