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Hurricane Rita Scams ALREADY!

Sadly, Hurricane Rita charity scams have already started.  Several handlers at the ISC, including Tom Liston and Johannes Ullrich, are working with others, such as US-CERT, on coming up with lists of scam sites. 

Watch the diary over the next few days for such a list.  Also, if you find a bogus-looking "charity", feel free to report it to us at handlers-rita@sans.org or to US-CERT at soc@us-cert.gov.


Also, you may want to check out our collaborative reporting system to help sort out bogus sites posing as hurricane charities.

Update
Due to an initiative born from the 'mwp' list, a number of domain name registrars, anti-phishing, anti-spam groups and national CERTS are working together to have these sites closed down as fast as possible.

The RedCross  has set up a special email address for reporting suspicious sites fraudalert@usa.redcross.org

Also, here is a current list of the RedCross's official donation sites:


http://www.redcross.org/sponsors/donationsites/official_donation_sites.html

You can of course just go to
http://www.redcross.org as the starting page if you wish to give to the
American Red Cross. That is probably the safest method.

Ed

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