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Japan Relief E-mail Scam

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The Salvation Army Warns of Bogus Email Appeal for Japan Relief Donations

The Salvation Army is warning donors to beware of a bogus email appeal which asks for donations to The Salvation Army's Relief efforts in Japan (SEE EMBEDDED E-MAIL BELOW). The appeal, claiming to be from "Salvation Army National Corp.," urges donors to send a donation to an email address which IS NOT a valid Salvation Army address.

The scam uses actual language such as The Salvation Army Mission Statement, history, and programs, which has obviously been taken from legitimate Salvation Army sites. It even lists The Salvation Army's International web address, all in an attempt to trick donors into believing that the email is legitimate.

There are four safe and legitimate ways people can contribute money to The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts in Japan:

  • Text the words "JAPAN" or "QUAKE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
  • By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY 
  • On-line at: donate.salvationarmyusa.org
  • By mail: Send your check, marked "Japan Earthquake Relief" to:

The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 630728
Baltimore, MD  21263-072800


WARNING: THE FOLLOWING EMAIL IS A SCAM

The Salvation Army will NEVER ask you to give personal indentication or financial account information by email!

PLEASE be aware of emails like this one... and protect your personal information!

From: Salvation Army National Corp. [mailto:donate-to-japan.earthquake@salvationarmy.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:57 PM
Subject: Japan earthquake and Tsunami: How to help/Salvation Army?

Salvation Army National Corp.
Alton, Hampshire, GU34
United Kingdom
donations@salvationarmyrelief.zzn.com

Mission and Programs

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Programs

A 127-year old, faith-based charity, The Salvation Army helps people with all kinds of needs in virtually every community across America. Some of these activities include operating Adult Rehabilitation Centers, running programs for children and seniors and providing emergency disaster services support.
Additional Comments from the Organization

According to management expert Peter Drucker, The Salvation Army is "by far the most effective organization in the U.S." A responsible steward of the generosity of the American people, at least 83 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army goes directly to assist those in need.

Donate

We humbly want to bring to your notice and call for your immense support to massive 8.9/9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2:46pm on March 11 (JST) causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami.
Salvation Army National Corp have been working hard to see how to raise help to these pandemics situation.

We humbly hope for your support and strongly believe you can save a life.

Add to Japan earthquake and Tsunami
I want to contribute: E.g 'Amount' 'USD'
You must enter donation amount.
You must enter a valid dollar amount.
You must enter a minimum $100 amount.
($100 USD minimum)

1. FIRST NAME:
2. LAST NAME:
3. AGE:
4. ADDRESS:
5. CITY:
6. STATE:
7. ZIP CODE:
8. COUNTRY:
9. PHONE NUMBER:
10 GENDERS:
11.AMOUNT.


Designation (Optional)
To designate your donation for a specific fund or purpose, please enter a description of how you'd like your donation to be used.


Dedication or Gift (Optional)
To make a donation on behalf of or in memory of another person, please enter the person's name. You will have a chance to send an eCard to this person at the end of making a donation.


REMMITANCE OPTION

* To donate: Contact us by email using: donations@salvationarmyrelief.zzn.com
Salvation Army National Corp.
Alton, Hampshire, GU34
United Kingdom
www.salvationarmy.org
Tel: (44) 07035947651
Fax: (44) 07024048271


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