Thursday, September 08, 2005

Post-Katrina: the scammers, spammers, and swindlers

Post-Katrina, be careful who you donate to:
Florida's attorney general has already filed a fraud lawsuit against a man who started one of the earliest networks of Web sites -, and others - that stated they were collecting donations for storm victims.
In Missouri, a much wider constellation of Internet sites - with names like and - displayed pictures of the flood-ravaged South and drove traffic to a single site,, a nonprofit entity with apparent links to white separatist groups.
Full text, NYT (reg required).

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