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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. salvationarmyusa.org. 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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