Thursday, January 14, 2010

Beware bogus Haiti online donation scams...

The urge to help — and to give money — is powerful following a devastating event like Haiti's earthquake, and one of the easiest ways to do it is online. It's also one of the easiest ways to get scammed if you're not sure what you're doing or who you're dealing with.

The FBI, Better Business Bureau and software security companies Wednesday all warned Internet users to exercise caution before opening their wallets to organizations claiming to be charities that will send financial assistance to Haiti.

"Apply a critical eye," said the FBI in a statement, and do "due diligence before responding to those requests." More...

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