"A major security software company, Symantec Corp., said it spotted a suspicious e-mail with the subject line "Make Your Donations Now," claiming to be from the British Red Cross Society. The e-mail, which has several spelling errors, asks for donations on behalf of Haiti. It also asks people to wire the money through a Western Union money transfer. The British Red Cross Society has confirmed that they never sent out such an e-mail."
We have a release coming out soon with more info on this scam, but for now this is just a reminder to always be wary with tragedies such as the earthquake in Haiti. Scammers always seek to capitalize on people's generosity during such times, and consumers must remain vigilant and ensure the organization with whom they choose to donate is legitimate.
For in depth advice and some information on safe giving, please visit a special page our National site has up for just this purpose - http://www.bbb.org/us/haiti
As always, please remember to check with us first!