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Tsunami Disaster Relief Fraud Alert -
The FBI is alerting the public to a variety of scams currently being facilitated online involving the solicitation of additional
relief funds for the victims of the recent Tsunami disaster. The FBI, through the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3),
has received reports of websites being established purportedly to assist with collection and relief efforts. Complaints
submitted to the IC3 have identified several schemes that involve both unsolicited in-coming emails (SPAM), as well as
reports of responses to posted email addresses, to assist for a fee, in locating loved ones who may have been a victim
of the disaster. A fraudulent relief donation website has also been detected containing an imbedded Trojan exploit which
can infect the user's computer with a virus if accessed.
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