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Fake Philippines Typhoon Disaster Charities - Scam Alert

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Fake Philippines Typhoon Disaster Charities - Scam Alert

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Scammers are currently taking advantage of the Philippines Typhoon disaster by sending out bogus email messages claiming to be from legitimate charitable organizations or celebrities, asking for donations. These scammers know that after a disaster, people will generously make donations to help the people who are affected. So, they send out e-mail messages and make posts on social networking websites asking for donations for the fraudulent charitable organizations that they have created overnight.

Two of the Scam Philippines Typhoon Disaster Email Messages

I am Andrew * international anchor and reporter, currently in Philippines due to the Philippines typhoon storm that killed estimated 10,000 people,

Please they need your help, We need your donations so these people can have food and shelter. If you want to help, please contact my personal email so i can send YOU a western union info you are to send a donation.

God bless u as u email back

Donate now to emergency aid in the Philippines

Send $10.00 to support the Red Cross Red Crescent global network help those affected by the typhoon. The full amount of this donation will go to the Red Cross Red Crescent global network response.

Be careful when sending your money; you want to help the victims and not to make the scammers rich by taking advantage of this tragedy.

Here are some legitimate charitable organizations that you can make your donations to:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • March 1, 2014 at 5:09 PM by an anonymous user from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

    Me and my husband was walking back to the hotel from dinner in Waikiki, Hawaii when we were approached by a young man with this black folder book, he approached me saying he is accepting donations for the victims of the typhoon in Philippines, they had a laminated flyer (which look legit, but I never really read it, all I noticed was the flag of the Philippine's and the logo Kokua for the Philippines that I have seen on the news). I donated $10.00 in cash, and I had to sign my name and write the amount of $ you were donating. So I thought that was good, now I'm wondering if it was a scam or if it was the real deal? did anyone had the same encounter, because when I signed my name it looked like there was a list of people had made donations.

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    • June 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM by info

      Never give these people your money because you don't know where it will go.

      Give your money to the Red Cross or other popular charities.

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