E-mails from the Red Cross asking for donations…DON’T BITE!

The American Red Cross
Last night on the news, I heard that a lot of scammers are sending emails claiming to be from the Red Cross regarding donations for disaster relief. A spokesman from the Red Cross said that they do not send email solicitations.

Please do NOT consider donating to anyone that emails you asking you to go to a site to make a donation. Just go to the Red Cross site yourself. Many of the scammers are actually making their sites look like the Red Cross one…complete with the ‘Verisign Secure Site’ logo on it.

Once we clean up New Orleans, let’s grab all these scammers and put them on a deserted island where they can rot!!!

Be careful when donating, but PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE!!!