MY DESK: MADISON -

We've written often here about authentic charities which have their identities co-opted so someone somewhere can seek to co-opt your information as well.

So basically, they start with a pretty low moral compass by seeking to scam you and then, lower it by sullying the name of a legitimate non-profit in the process. These folks, ladies and gentlemen, there may be a special place for them when they leave this earth.

Anyhow, we have some of our usual issues with the below email (e.g. poor grammar, multiple email addresses from non-official accounts, and of course, a request for personal information).

Please don't fall for it.

So you know, there is a legitimate non-profit in the United Kingdom raising money to help children affected by the Syrian civil war. Here's a link to it: http://www.warchild.org.uk/syria 

You'll notice that's nowhere in the email posted below.

Have a great weekend. We're off on Monday but we'll be back on Tuesday.

Just hit delete.

Adam

From: Funds collection offer [mailto:alex.unh@aim.com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 1:32 AM
To: Adam Schrager
Subject: CONTRACT OFFER

Dear Honorable

I am Mr.Mohamed Al Emadi.I represent of War Child Charity Syria. As a result of the assistance which get all over the world a lot of our donor comes from USA,CANADA AND EUROPE, materially and morally donated the abuse rate is now under control. as a result we need a representative in USA AND CANADA who can collect the donation on our behave and other payment which comes from all these great and wonderful philanthropist. this assistance attract a decent 10% of any amount collected from donor.

Interested candidate should contact our public relation office Dr Ashton Brown on Email: fundraisingwarc@gmail.com   With the following information's:


Full  names................
Full Address..............
sex..........................
Age......................... 
Telephone.................... 
Fax.................
Occupation....................... 
Company Name................ 
Country..........................

Endeavour to let him know that I directed you to  him. Thanks
for your  time and remain blessed. 

Very Respectfully,
Regards.
Mr.Mohamed Al Emadi