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Outrageous Red Cross scam site taken down Posted by Mikko @ 04:00 GMT

A really outrageous scam website operated over the weekend. This one was running at american-redcross.org and was trying to cash in on the tsunami disaster by appearing to be a Red Cross donation site. The site asked for credit card donations (it also asked for your credit card PIN code which should be a sure-fire sign to everybody of a scam).

The site is down now. Hopefully the damage was minimal, as the whole domain was registered just two days ago, late in the evening of Saturday the 15th.

Here's a screenshot of the fake site:

www.american-redcross.org

Here's the real Red Cross.

In related news, late last week FBI arrested Matthew Schmieder for sending out hundreds of thousands of emails claiming to be raising money for tsunami aid.






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