Salvation Army warns of scam

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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. Those interested in The Salvation Army’s relief ef­forts are encouraged to visit The Salvation Army USA’s national website at www. There are four 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

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