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scammers disguised as a charitable organization all in the name of Haitis earthquake

Updated on February 23, 2010

It is quite unfortunate that another man’s pain end up becoming an opportunity for another man to become rich (oftentimes from the negative angle). While the whole world is sympathizing with the survivors of the earthquake that recently inflict an unforgettable pains in the heart of many people of Haiti, scammers are busy inventing all kinds of tricks to defraud the good people of this planet earth.

I got a mail from my friend late last week urging me to help those that are affected by the earthquake that rocked Haiti. His mail touched me so much that I have to call him and ask him to give me suggestion on how to go about in helping the needy in Haiti.

I reflected in my quiet time over what just happened. How many people could be in this position that I found my self? Is it possible that people could be duped all in the name of helping to help the needy? After a while of reflection, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people might fall victim in this period. So, I deemed it fit to enlighten people on steps to take before making contribution of any kind to Haiti.

Where can I make my contribution?

 

This link will help in answering your question http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/ . Through this link, you will get a whole lots of links through which you can use to make your donations and be rest assured that your donation will get to the intended recipients.

The news of loots taking place in Haiti just weeks after the multiple earthquakes that took the life of many shows that the worst is yet to come. So, be warned, make your donations count by ensuring you make it to the right channel.

Together, let’s help alleviate pains from the people of Haiti!

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    • chinweike profile imageAUTHOR

      Chinweike 

      8 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      You can also follow this link provided by yahoo to make your donation http://haitiearthquake.yahoo.com/networkforgood/in...

    • chinweike profile imageAUTHOR

      Chinweike 

      8 years ago from Glasgow, UK

      Thanks fastfreta. Yes, people need to watch before they leap, to avoid donating to the wrong people. Yet, there is an urgent need so as to save lives. I think using service providers can fit in this gap. they will send an sms to your phone and when you reply with yes, certain amount of money will be deducted from your account balance. At least, we can trust these people with our donations. And the links provided by google can still be trusted

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      I agree about being careful, I am still in a holding pattern, because everything is still up in the air. Once things settle down I can better assess the best place to make my contribution. Thanks for this very good hub.

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