please read !! charty scam

Australia
April 12, 2011 5:48pm CST
I am disgusted at the amount of internet scams popping up all over the place from all the natural disasters! Scum trying to take advantage of peoples compassion in times of need such as the queensland floods, japanese earthquakes and many other natural disasters. Most of these scammers try to send emails pushing you for a donation to help out then ask for your credit card details, although sometimes there are false sites made up to con you some more... If you want to donate or help out ring the disater hotlines set up in your country and ask for the direct charity details. Thankyou.
4 responses
• United States
13 Apr 11
Sadly there are so many scammers that one is almost afraid to participate with any due to fear that it may be a scam. But yes, it is best to do so in our own country where we can research the company/group and make sure ahead of time.
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• Australia
13 Apr 11
I gave money to the poeple out the front of the supermarket collecting that were sending all profits directly to the the queensland flood victims tally.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
13 Apr 11
I don't know why there are people who loves to take advantage of the present situation to fool and get money from innocent people. Let us be careful with these kinds of scams, yes you are right, if we want to help those that are affected by the recent tragedies, it is better to donate to reputable charity organizations.
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• Australia
13 Apr 11
yes that's right make sure you know where your money is going.
@LaDeBoheme (1976)
• United States
12 Apr 11
It happens every time there is a disaster, and unfortunately, people fall for it every time.
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• Australia
13 Apr 11
That's because most people are compassionate in tough times, and dont think about the risks.
• Philippines
13 Apr 11
Well some people really uses some tricks for their own selfish need. Well they have reap their blessings. Someday they will be infested their own acts.
• Australia
13 Apr 11
Its disgraceful. thanks for your response, i really do hope people are awareof these scams and dont give them credit card details.