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Read Carefully: Red Cross Messages Not From the Red Cross

This news item expired October 31, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
Email messages received on campus soliciting donations for disaster relief seem to be from the Red Cross. Many have the subject line of ’American Red Cross - Together, we can save a life!“

Unfortunately, these emails are not from the Red Cross and the link for making donations is not on the real Red Cross site (although it looks very realistic). This email is a scam, albeit cleverly disguised.

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