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Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam warns of hoax faxes for Tsunami earthquake appeal AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam is warning supporters not to fall for a fax that appears to solicit funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).Oxfam has published a hoax fax alert on its Web site. “The DEC does not use faxes in its fundraising”, it points out. “If you receive any fax claiming to be from the DEC do not respond as it is a hoax.”In New Zealand another bogus email appeal has been uncovered, emanating from an organisation calling itself “The Solid Foundation Humanitary Organisation, Asia”. No record can be found of such an organisation, and its use of a free Yahoo! email address makes it look even more suspicious. Anti-spam campaigner Steve Streater found that the emails originated in Nigeria. Advertisement Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 6 January 2005 | Newslast_img

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