Thursday, December 20, 2012

Can You Believe...A Newtown Charity Fraud?

By Gary Snyder

Scam artists are reportedly posting fake websites and asking for donations in the name of Noah Pozner, one of the children who lost his life. The fraudulent donation website offered details about Noah and his family, about the funeral and asked for donations to be sent to a New York address. The family told CNN it was unfamiliar with the address. Pozner’s uncle said: “Instead of doing things with the family I am running around protecting the family (from fraudsters).” “I look at my nieces, and I think of these scammers. They are stealing from them — the survivors of this tragedy.”

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