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Salvation Army warns of bogus e-mail for Japan relief donations

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Salvation Army is warning donors to beware of a bogus email appeal which asks for donations to The Salvation Army's Relief efforts in Japan. The appeal, claiming to be from "Salvation Army National Corp.," urges donors to send a donation to an email address which is not a valid Salvation Army address. The scam uses actual language such as The Salvation Army Mission Statement, history, and programs, which has obviously been taken from legitimate Salvation Army sites. It even lists The Salvation Army's International web address, all in an attempt to trick donors into believing that the email is legitimate

There are four safe and legitimate ways people can contribute money to The Salvation Army's disaster relief efforts in Japan:

Text the words "JAPAN" or "QUAKE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY

On-line at: https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org

By mail: Send your check, marked "Japan earthquake relief" to:
The Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
PO Box 630728
Baltimore, MD 21263-0728

 

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