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Ukraine charity scams
« on: Thursday, 05 May, 2022 @ 21:58:50 »
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Ukraine war: Investigation finds hundreds of fake charity websites

Online scammers have been using hundreds of fake charity websites to trick people wanting to donate to Ukraine, a BBC investigation has found.

Fake sites have used the branding of charities such as Save the Children. Some scammers have even pretended to be getting equipment to soldiers on the front line.

One charity boss called the practice "awful" and said it was taking money from children in need around the world.

One bogus site had stolen the details of a real organisation raising cash for the Ukrainian military - putting up an alternative address, controlled by the scammers, to which money could be sent.

It even used the real Facebook profiles of genuine Ukrainian fundraisers, including one belonging to Tanya Tarasevich - whose job is to get supplies to fighters on the front line.

She said she was appalled by their actions: "It's the worst thing you can do to a person, when in your country little children are dying and your country is all on fire. It's a crime."
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61079742