September 12, 2005

red cross/katrina phishing scam

Do Not Be Fooled: If you receive this email (purportedly from the Republican National Committee), know that it is a phishing scam preying on the outpouring of support for Katrina victims. Scurrilous bastards.

Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 11:08 PM
To: <...>
Subject: Help Katrina Victims

Dear Sir/madam,

Red Cross

Hurricane Katrina has passed and now the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama must begin the process of rebuilding. Our thoughts are with those who were affected by this powerful storm. During times like these, there is no room for politics and partisanship. This is a time when we all come together to help our neighbors.

Due to the size of this storm and the area of impact, the cost for recovery will be staggering. For that reason, we are asking you, our supporters, to make a donation to hurricane relief efforts. The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army provide shelter, food, water, blankets and clothing to those who have lost everything.

We appreciate your willingness to help these groups. Your generosity will help the people impacted by the storm begin the process of rising up and recovering from this disaster.

Thanks for all you do.


Ken Mehlman
Chairman, RNC

Republican National Committee | 310 First Street, SE | Washington, DC 20003
p: 202.863.8500 | f: 202.863.8820 | e:

Paid for by the Republican National Committee
Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate Committee. 2005 Republican National Committee

Phishing links removed, of course. The domain was, which points to an oddly wholesome looking asian website with the title "God's Family". Fascinating. What I wonder is, was this originally a legitimate appeal from the RNC that was hijacked?

Posted by Gene at September 12, 2005 09:56 AM

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