Earthquake in Japan relief scam

 

Update 1: An even bigger scam has been discovered doctors without borders has been exposed of a hoax site that claims to be the official, and Twitter messages claiming to be real. So be careful, and make sure you are visiting real sites!

Here is an article in Norwegian: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/iriks/article4065448.ece

Greed obviously knows no limits. The world is still not over the shock of what have happened in Japan. The thousands of people who needs help and the heroes that sacrifice their life in order to save their country makes every decent human want to offer the help their can. However, greedy and wicked people are now offering to take some of the relief money to their account. They are now sending out e-mails to claim money and using this disaster to their benefit. I am very disappointed that humans can be so evil.

Do not send your money to people that are sending out these kind of e-mails. Find a national or internationally known humanitarian movement like the Red Cross if you want to contribute to helping Japan. Here is a copy of the mail I received.

 

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am Kasumi Umeko resident in Spain. We have other japanese families living as a community here in Spain. Our family members were severely affected by the recent Tsunami earthquake that happened in the pacific ocean that devasted Tokyo and led to the lost over 13,000 lives and properties worth billions of Dollars.
We implore to help the earthquake victims that lack food and shelter. We have established a distribtion channel to these victims. You can send your gifts and aids as cash by western union money transfer system to our division responsible for the distribution of food, shelter and medical assistance using the information stated below:
FIRST NAME: SHIZUKA
LAST NAME:TADASHI
ADDRESS: CALLE VELAZQUEZ 8
28010 MADRID.
After making the payment send the payment details to the Assistance Distribution Section as stated below:
SENDER'S DETAILS:
FIRST NAME:
LAST NAME:
MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBERS. (MTCN)
COUNTRY:
ADDRESS:
Email: japvictimsesp@yahoo.co.jp
Thanks for your assistance to the need of humanity of the Japanese people. May God richly blessed and also expand your territory in any field of your endevour.
Yours truly,
Susumu Takumi

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