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Fraudulent emails circulating concerning Haiti relief

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Rev. Canon Dr. Charles Robertson of The Episcopal Church reports that fraudulent emails are circulating concerning donations for Haiti relief.

Here is a message from Canon Robertson:

It has come to our attention that someone purporting to be Bishop Jean Zaché Duracin might be sending out fraudulent emails in his name, asking for financial donations. Please do not respond with funds unless you are absolutely certain that the sender is who he or she claims to be. At this time, the far safer way to support the people of Haiti is through Episcopal Relief & Development.

It is sad that such times of great need often provide opportunities for deceitful persons to attempt to gain. Our goal is to ensure that the people of Haiti are supported in a secure manner.

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Canon to the Presiding Bishop & Primate

The Episcopal Church

Episcopal Relief & Development: www.er-d.org

Special Haiti page: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/haiti.php

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