Thursday, November 03, 2005

Avoiding E-mail Scams

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."—Benjamin Franklin

Add "e-mail scams" to Franklin's list. Fraudulent e-mails pop up with alarming regularity. Many claim to be from charities and target unsuspecting donors. Others purport to come from individuals charged with turning over a bequest or other large sum to charity. The first kind defrauds donors and damages the public trust's in the nonprofit sector; the second type bilks charitable organizations and can endanger their financial stability.

Click here to read the rest of the excellent article on how to identify and avoid email scams.

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