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Thread: Hurricane Katrina Scam Alert
2005-09-07, 12:37 #1
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Hurricane Katrina Scam Alert
Some low-life scumbags have started a new email scam, masquerading to be "amazon.com collecting money for the Katrina victims". It's a phishing expedition originating form a chinese IP address. I'll post further info if and when it becomes available.<hr>Online Donation for Victims of Hurricane KatrinaNote the ">" error in the clickable "click here to make a financial >contribution"
All of us at Amazon.com are deeply saddened by the loss and devastation resulting from Hurricane Katrina.By making a financial contribution to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the Red Cross can provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those who need help.
Victims of Hurricane Katrina are attempting to recover from the massive storm. American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to the hardest hit areas of Katrina.s destruction, supplying hundreds of thousands of victims left homeless with critical necessities. By making a financial donation to support hurricane relief efforts, the Red Cross can provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Privacy Notice: If your donation is $250 or more, Amazon.com will provide your name, credit card billing address, and donation amount to the American Red Cross, and the American Red Cross will provide you with a receipt for your donation. Other than this, Amazon.com will not share information about you with the American Red Cross. Amazon.com has waived all customary Honor System fees associated with your contributions to the Red Cross
click here to make a financial <big><big><big>></big></big></big>contribution
We are grateful for the continued generosity of Amazon.com customers at this time of great need. Thank you in advance for your support.
Amazon.com Customer Services<hr>
As usual, everything looks ok BUT the URL, if you click on it, takes you to a fake website. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>Cheers, Claude.
2005-09-11, 11:52 #2
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Re: Hurricane Katrina Scam Alert
And here it is only a few days hence and the problem is worsening by leaps and bounds according to this: FBI: Hurricane relief Internet scams proliferate. Keep your guard up folks!