Charity Scams

This is the last part of my Internet Scams and Hoaxes post. You can check my previous entries too ( Being Scammed, Job Offer Scam, Urban Legends About Contaminated Foods and Drinks, Fake Medical Information, and Bank Details and Phishing Scams ). Today, will share you the so called Charity Scams. It is so nice to help other people right? Sadly, scammers have found a way to make money out of tragic situations. The Tsunami in Japan, Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Hiati and the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been the subject of unscrupulous scammers with personal moneymaking schemes.

Following a major disaster, scam artists set up fake charity websites and organizations seeking donations and help for victims, but instead purposely end up pocketing the money. Be wary of appeals for donations from the web because they could attempts to steal one’s bank account or credit card details.

If you want to help, find a secure way to donate to reputable charities. Even if a group contacted you has a reputable-sounding name, do a quick search online to verify that their names do not appear on anti scam websites.

Over all, we should be very careful and do not disclose any information that easily. Always observe  and do relevant searches on the web before dealing with anything.

One thought on “Charity Scams

  • June 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Ugh! I just hate those scams. I was just reading earlier about an 80-something woman who lost all her life savings in a scam. I feel sooooo sorry for her. How can some people be so cruel like that to an elderly woman who never did them any harm? 🙁


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