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Sick scammers cash in on Japan emergency appeal

Tue, 15 Mar 2011

Sick scammers are attempting to cash in on the crisis in Japan.


The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading is highlighting a scam email that's circulating which claims to be from the Red Cross.


It gives details of the disaster, the emergency relief efforts and asks people to make a donation via the money bookers website.


However, the real Red Cross says it's a fake and that it hasn't sent out any emails asking for funds for the Japan tsunami appeal.


The charity also says it would never ask people to donate via companies like money bookers.


The Red Cross website gives advice on how to spot fraudsters and how to make a safe donation.


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