Monday, March 14, 2011

Thinking of Japan

We have all heard the news about the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Japan and surrounding areas that may have been affected.

Beware of scams when it comes to donating to Japan or Haiti

  1. Be careful who you donate to, make sure the charity is legit, to do this go to the Better Business Bureau website to checkout the organization.
  2. Do your research with the charity
  3. Watch out for texting to donate, especially on Facebook.
  4. If the organization does not have a .org at the end of the website address it could be a scam. Watch out for .com at the end of website addresses when it comes to charity organizations.
  5. Beware of door to door charity! Don’t give out any money, red flag is if they do not have any receipts to give you as proof of payment.
  6. Don’t donate using your Paypal account, this is a slick way to get a hold of your account.
  7. Remember: Before you donate money do your research and checkout the organization at Right now AT&T is offering free texting and calling to Japan.

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Meri said...

It's sad that people out there take advantage of a crisis to make a buck. Thanks for putting awareness out there!

Mary said...

Wow, thanks for the info! I truly hope that all will be well in Japan soon... I've spent so much time there. It's hard to watch.