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Jan 14, 2010 12:12 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Warning: Haiti relief scams already cropping up

The FBI, Better Business Bureau and software security companies are all warning web users to use care in choosing organizations to send money to for haitian relief.

Security giant Symantec says about 24 hours after a major disaster, spam and phishing e-mails start popping up. But experts warn it's not just spam to watch out for but pleas on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

They caution to not click on unknown web sites, give personal info and make sure your internet browser's current to help fight off spam.

 

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