- A scam call from a “Federal agency” offering you a $9K grant (and if you try to call back the number that appears on your caller ID, you get the Red Cross switchboard).
An advertisement about a Red Cross doctor who needs to relocate out of the country quickly and is trying to sell or rent his house.
- A phone call, text message or email stating that a family member is volunteering with the Red Cross in Haiti and has been arrested.
- An email that comes from a “redcross.net” email address:
Thank you for your donation to hurricane sandy relief. We appreciate your donation of 435 dollars. Credit card on file has been charged if you did not authorize donation please go to (website URL) to unauthorize the charge.
Thank you again for your donation,