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We're continually surprised at how low online scammers will go to make a quick buck. We suppose we shouldn't be; after all, these folks are some of the scum of the earth, and if you need any more proof of that, just take a look at how they're exploiting the devastating earthquake in Japan. According to security firm McAfee, within hours after the quake hit, unscrupulous cyber criminals had begun designing online scams with the intention of preying on people's good will. One such scam involves sending out fake "donate" emails that appear to come from legitimate organizations, when in fact they really link to sites setup to steal your credit card information and other personal details. If you plan... Read more...
If you've kept even a loose eye on the national news lately, you'd know that the people of Haiti are still struggling mightily. The huge earthquake that rocked the nation last week impacted millions, including a few Americans that were on the ground for various reasons. Dan Woolley was there to shoot a film on the impact of poverty on the people of Haiti, and he just so happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The earthquake struck, and moments later he found himself buried tight beneath loads of rock which he could not get out from under himself. Believe it or not, he's crediting a digital camera and an iPhone to his survival. During the crumble, he managed to get cut up fairly bad... Read more...