A Scam Email with the Subject "MAKE YOUR DONATIONS NOW / HAITI EARTHQUAKE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Feb 2010 16:24:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "British Red Cross Society"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The British Red Cross Society British Red Cross UK Office 44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL MAKE YOUR DONATIONS NOW / HAITI EARTHQUAKE ====================================== Dear Reader, A devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, killing an estimated 50,000 and affecting at least one million people. The situation in the capital Port-au-Prince and other nearby areas is dire, with hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of assistance. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, local Red Cross staff and volunteers were on the scene and continue to assist the injured and support hospitals struggling to cope. Drawing on resources around the world the Red Cross is carrying out a huge emergency response operation. Pre-positioned relief goods were released immediately within Haiti and from other warehouses in the region. These consist of kitchen kits, shelter kits, personal hygiene kits, blankets and containers for storing drinking water. As well as distributing vital supplies the Red Cross is providing medical aid and water for survivors. Relief aid workers from the Red Cross have already been arriving at the Haitian Capital with relief materials. Donations have been grouped into three categories: 1: Group A (?250 British Pounds Sterling to ?1,000.00 British Pounds Sterling) 2: Group B (?1,000.00 British Pounds Sterling to ?2,000.00 British Pounds Sterling) 3: Group C (?2,000.00 British Pounds Sterling and above) Check the link below to see the pictures of some of the victims. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/01/earthquake_in_haiti.html Donations are to be made payable via WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER directly to our donations accounts liason officer as RECEIVER'S name below; DONATIONS ACCOUNT LIASON OFFICER: MRS MARY ARKWARD LOCATION: 44 MOOREFIELDS, LONDON EC2Y 9AL Please provide us via return email the following information’s below as they appear on the Western Union Money Transfer Slip; 1. Name and Address of Sender *** 2. Exact Amount Sent *** 3. MTCN *** NOTE: At British Red Cross, we are committed to protecting your privacy as a STANDARD practice. We will not share your information unless you have previously indicated that you are happy for us to do so. Hope to receive your donations soon as thousands need your help. Please send return email with donation details to; email@example.com Yours Sincerely, Edison Stannic For and on behalf of the British Red Cross Society