Real Relief or Donation Scam?
Emergency Preparedness – Real Relief or Donation Scam?
When natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina happen, fraudulent activities seem to spread like gold rush fever. According to the New York Times, the FBI lists over 2,300 new websites purporting to deal with hurricane relief and assistance. Some are legitimate, and others not. Law enforcement has teamed with Internet Service Providers and computer security companies to try and ferret out the weasels. Well before the calamities happen, scammers register domain names to foist their fraud. More than 40 sites were shut down within the first week after Katrina, and starting the day of the storm, “Rita” sites numbered more than 1,100. How can you tell the real good guys from the real bad ones?
People who receive suspicious emails or who are directed to suspicious Websites should report the activity to the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/sentinel or call them at (877) 382-4357.
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For more information contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
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