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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Military.com: Officials Warn of Donation Scams

!!! LinkedInUSAF WARNING !!!

posted a warning today about scammers and donations for relief. In short, they are warning everyone to ensure that the organization is legitimate. An article sent to me as an e-mail update dated today from stated the following:
"The fraudulent activities are not restricted to web pages. E-mail solicitations for donations are also prevalent. There are several avenues people can take to ensure any donation they want to make goes toward the charity of their choice. One is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The agency released a list of registered, legitimate charitable organizations ... which includes contact information for each organization..."

"Another avenue available to people is the USA Freedom Corps, a coordinating council housed at the White House ... through its website at www.usafreedomcorps.gov. Also, Air Force Aid Society officials announced the establishment of a hurricane relief fund where the organization can track contributions being made specifically for the purpose of helping Airmen affected by the hurricane. People can find information about this program through the AFAS Website. People who receive suspicious e-mails or who are directed to suspicious Websites should report the activity to the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov/sentinel or call them at (877) 382-4357."
So, help your neighbor and airman, just keep a wary eye out for !

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