Fake Websites Asking Donation for Japan is Scam
By Jocelyn R. Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer
I don’t understand why some people have the temerity to make money out of the misery of others. In this case, it is the sufferings of the Japanese people that online scammers want to take advantage of. Before you decide to donate to the earthquake victims in Japan, please make sure that you’re dealing with a legitimate charity organization. My advice is that deal only with Red Cross. Red Cross is helping all the time, not only during the calamity that hit Japan.
Here’s the abominable news on fake websites asking donation for Japanese earthquake victims.
Here’s the news – Following a powerful earthquake and tsunami that triggered a worsening nuclear crisis in Japan’s northeastern coast, a number of websites posing as legitimate charity sites have popped up, soliciting donations from gullible Internet users, according to experts of a technology firm.
These websites are using the name of international organizations like the United Nations International Children’s Fund and the Red Cross to urge people to deposit money into specific bank accounts or send donations through online payment methods like Paypal, said Myla Pilao, director of Trend Micro’s core technology marketing.
“[But] the money does not reach these charities and instead end up in the pockets of scammers,” Pilao warned.