Red Cross warns of hoax emails concerning missing Japanese earthquake victims

Red Cross Family Links

Red Cross Family LinksThe International Red Cross, Red Crescent has warned email users to be vigilant of hoax emails purporting to be from, or in aid of, victims of the Japanese earthquake.

The warning was posted on the International Red Cross, Red Crescent’s FamilyLinks web service website. This is a free service from the Red Cross, Red Crescent organisation which attempts to connect family and friends who have been separated due to the earthquake and tsunami.  It is similar to Google’s People Finder.

You may receive fraudulent e-mails regarding missing persons. If a stranger contacts you asking for money, please notify us immediately byE-mail.

People who wish to donate to the relief fun can do so on Google’s Crises Response page.

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