E-mail Scams Exploit Haiti Earthquake Generosity

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A BBC Investigation has uncovered evidence that criminal gangs have been cashing in on the Haiti earthquake by asking people to donate to bogus charities. The charity asks for donations to pay for relief supplies using untraceable bank transfers. 



The BBC's Razia Iqbal tracked down one gang behind the scams, which called itself the ME foundation and even confronted the leader of the fake foundation. She found that the charity's address was fake as well as all of the photographs on its website. She joins us from London to tell us more.


Ms Razia Iqbal

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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