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6:39 pm on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I expect we're about to see a round of phishing attempts based on donating money to Haitian relief efforts - be ready (and make sure that if you give, you know where the money's going).
7:11 pm on Jan 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Got one this morning :(
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If you send me money, ill make sure it gets there... promise ;)

"Hey, my money didnt get to Haiti?"

"Who said it was going to Haiti, i said it will get "there""

"There means my pocket if you read the fine print"

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Rogue AV exploiting Haiti earthquake [isc.sans.org]

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.
9:18 am on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It's very sad that the scammers are stealing under such circumstances. Yes, it really is lower than low.

If anyone wishes to contribute, the best way is to go to known charities.

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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.
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Safe and easy way to donate to Haiti is pay via the Oxfam home page with Paypal.
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or for anyone from the UK via www.dec.org.uk, or at any UK bank or post office.
10:12 pm on Jan 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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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.
 

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