Oakland University
Friday, January 15, 2010

Haitian Earthquake Relief Fraud Alert

The OUPD reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or a good cause.

Therefore, before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, to include the following:

Anyone who has received an e-mail referencing the above information or anyone who may have been a victim of this or a similar incident should notify the IC3 via www.ic3.gov.

For further information, please contact the OUPD.

Created by Kenneth Kiley (kiley@oakland.edu) on Friday, January 15, 2010
Modified by Kenneth Kiley (kiley@oakland.edu) on Sunday, January 31, 2010
Article Start Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Article End Date: Monday, February 1, 2010