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Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Happening Again: Part 2


After Hurricane Katrina, the FBI reported the creation of more than 4,000 bogus websites designed to steal would-be donors' money and personal information. Many of them looked like legitimate charity websites, but were run by overseas crooks.

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Sadly, the criminals are up to no good again post Hurricane Sandy. Authorities are reporting that more than 1,000 internet addresses related to the Hurricane were registered since last Friday (before the storm even hit!).

Be sure to read our Tips for Giving In Times Of Crisis, and check our list of rated charities that are responding, so you can avoid falling victim to one of these online scams.

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