ItвЂ™s a sad fact that whenever tragedy occurs, scammers take advantage of the goodwill of strangers. Just days after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a despicable cybercrook set up a fake website to collect money in the name of one of the young victims.
To keep yourself safe, don’t open unsolicited donation requests from organizations you’ve never heard of, even if it sounds like a legitimate charity. Never click on any attachments or links in unsolicited emails. Charity Navigator can help you make informed decisions about giving, so if there is doubt about the legitimacy of an organization, check with them.
All of us here at Avast wish to express our deep sorrow and sympathy to the families of the victims and the residents of Newtown.
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