Please donate carefully through trusted sources such as the Red Cross, church organizations, or other reputable agencies. There are a number of fake emails and websites that have surfaced which capture your credit card information and transfer funds, but to criminals and not the intended victims. Additionally, information shared in these untrusted websites could be used for identity theft purposes.
ISC Warning: Please give carefully to Hurricane Katrina relief funds
Google: Katrina Phishing Scam Warnings
QUOTE: We decided to start a new diary today, regarding the fake domains for donations to the Katrina Hurricanes victims. We updated yesterday´s diary with the information of fake emails and domains being used to get donations for the Katrina Hurricane and Brian Krebs just updated the Security Fix blog, with new informations about these fake domains. Some that we strongly suspect so far are katrinahelp.com , katrinarelief.com and katrinacleanup.com.
Please donate to only trusted sites where you have assurances your contributions will go toward helping victims of this major trajegdy . Below is a link to the American Red Cross.