Wednesday, January 11, 2006

FBI: Money-for-miner request bogus

CNN is is reporting an email seeking money for Randy McCloy, the only survivor of the Sago mine explosion is a fraud.
"The e-mail falsely claims to be authored by a physician at the hospital where the survivor is currently receiving medical attention. It describes the condition of the survivor and the financial assistance that is needed for a full recovery," the FBI said in a written statement.

The FBI warns computer users to investigate before donating.
"As was learned after the tragic events of 9/11/01, the tsunami disaster, and more recently with Hurricane Katrina, unscrupulous cybercriminals have shown the desire and means to exploit human emotion by attempting to defraud the public when they are perceived to be most vulnerable," the FBI warned.
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