Pakistan floods: Avoid donation scams

Disasters like the recent floods in Pakistan are another opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of people who want to donate money online.

Use caution with suspicious email, websites, instant messages, or posts on social networking sites and look for signs that the site where you donate is secure.

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If you want to donate and you live in the United States, you can safely help those in need by donating to the Department of State’s Pakistan Relief Fund or the Red Cross.

Also, try any of the following organizations that provide support to flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »