How low can that be???
And I know there will be innocent people fell into this trap.
I was in a good mood this evening, until I received this scam email in my mailbox.
Totally, horribly, utterly absurd!!!
How can they still have the heart to do such shameless things when the situations are worsening in Japan. There are situations where 7 people have to share 1 blanket, ok???!!!
Here is the version of the email I received.
I am Dr. Scott Perry (nobody decent human will call himself Dr.), of the International Red Cross, UK division. I am a member of the newly constituted Save Japan Initiative Team (SJIT) (you mean "screw" instead of "save", right?). I am writing to you in respect with the most recent Disasters ( Earth-Quake and
Tsunami) that has ravaged Japan bringing her to her kneels.
We are currently trying our best to assist many of the displaced and
injured survivors of this recent Disaster, most especially those around
the exploded Nuclear Plants. The death toll is already running into
thousands and the displaced is in the millions and counting.
We are presently in dire need for assistance Worldwide from Groups and
Individuals, in form of Volunteers, Human Resources, Medicals, Relief
Materials (all these are bullshits to you) and most especially financial Donations (what you really want is this) so as to enable that Japan is re-built within the shortest possible time.
We all have a duty here to perform and we shall succeed in the end. Please
do your bit by making your voice and donations count through Western Union (Red Cross will not use Western Union for donation!!!) Money Transfer to our Save Japan Initiative Team (SJIT) Receiving Officer:
31 Abbey Grove, Abbey Wood,
London, SE2 9EU. U. K.
(Oh, a lady's name?? If you want to create an address, make it more convincing.)
Please note that no amount is too small as we are in the process of
ridging the gapbetween despair, determination and destination. Do well to
send us the Money Transfer Control Number(MTCN) to email: (
email@example.com ) (Seriously, Red Cross using Hotmail???) soon after any such donation is made through Western Union so that we can forward it immediately (You mean into your own account right??? Making them your dirty money from good hearts).
We hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your kindness.
Dr. Scott Perry.
Save Japan Initiative Team (SJIT).
(Another shameless signature!)
British Red Cross officially warned people about the donation and email fraud.
If you want to donate, please do it only through these proper Red Cross sites.
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Donation and email fraud
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Fraudulent disaster appeal emails and websites
Please note: Unfortunately there are currently some fraudulent emails circulating claiming to be raising money for the Japan Tsunami Appeal, please be aware we will never ask for people to donate through companies such as Western Union or Money Bookers. We have not sent any emails soliciting donations for the Japan Tsunami Appeal.
Whenever there is a disaster, such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami and the New Zealand or Haiti earthquakes, there will be those who seek to take advantage of people wanting to donate for the relief effort. Many scams involve emails that claim to be on behalf of the Red Cross and there are numerous variations:
They may direct you to a fake website where you are asked for credit card details.
They may offer you a position collecting money on their behalf for a percentage, retaining the money you send or using you to launder money from criminal activities.
They may ask you to donate cash through money transfer companies such as Western Union.
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Please ensure that you only make donations on the official British Red Cross site www.redcross.org.uk
Any emails requesting donations to us through any mechanism other than secure donation via redcross.org.uk or 0845 054 7200 are fraudulent.
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