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Beware Katrina Phishing Schemes

This news item expired October 15, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
An email message soliciting donations for Hurricane Katrina Relief has been received by some Iowa State employees. Unfortunately, this email is a scam, albeit cleverly disguised.

Adding to the realism is that some of the links in the message are real, and the graphics are ones taken off the current (real) American Red Cross website...but the donation link is phony.

Our advice: Delete emails such as this, and beware of email messages designed to part you from some of your money.