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Be Aware of Charity Scammers

数日前、ロンドンのフリーペーパー「Metro」に、東北大地震&津波への寄付を誘ったサイバー詐欺を行う不埒な輩がいるという記事が載っていた。Internet Crime Complaint Center(インターネット犯罪苦情センター)によると、フィッシングなどサイバー犯罪を目的とした、170万以上のマルウェア、419の詐欺サイト、そして「Japan tsunami」や「Japan earthquake」を使用した50以上のURLが報告されているという(参照:ubergizmo/MacWorld)。詐欺の報告・被害者支援を行うイギリスの公的機関であるAction Fraudのウェブサイトには、イギリス赤十字社のJapan Tsunami Appealを語る詐欺への警告が掲載されている(参照サイトイギリス赤十字社による警告)。米ABCニュースロイター通信は、詐欺にあわないための注意事項をリストアップしているが、要は、メールで送られてきたリンクや電話での勧誘からではなく、信頼できる機関や慈善団体の正規のウェブサイトや電話番号を通じて、または直接出向いて寄付するのが一番安全だろう。人の不幸は金儲けのチャンスと、人の善意につけ込む罰当たりな人たちがいるものだ。

I read about cyber criminals who are cashing in on the Japanese earthquake on London’s free paper Metro few days ago (article). According to Internet Crime Complaint Center, fraudsters have setup more than 1.7 million malware pages, 419 scam sites and over 50 fake domains with “Japan tsunami” or “Japan earthquake” in their URLs (ubergizmo/MacWorld). UK’s national fraud reporting service Action Fraud warns British Red Cross’s Japan Tsunami Appeal Scam (Read more about the Japan Tsunami Appeal fraud on the British Red Cross website). ABC news and Reuters list up tips to avoid those scams, but the safest way is to ignore e-mails and phone calls from total strangers, and either to call up or to visit the trustable charities and organizations or donate on their official websites. It is awful that there are a bunch of evils taking advantages from innocent people’s miseries and goodwill to those suffered!

ベトナム料理店がたち並ぶ、ロンドン東部のKingsland RoadにあるFlowers Galleriesで3月31日まで開催中の、日本人アーティストJiro Osugaさんの個展「Tokyo」。クスッと笑える脱力系の画風に癒される。ギャラリーはまた、日本への義援金受付も行っています。

Japanese Artist Jiro Osuga‘s exhibition “Tokyo” (– March 31) at the Flowers Galleries, located amongst dozens of Vietnamese restaurants on Kingsland Road, East London – his humorous paintings make all of us smile :-) The gallery also hosts “FLOWERS RUN FOR JAPAN” via JustGiving.

↓ 今日の支援情報(今日は英語のサイトばかりですみません)

↓ Today’s Charity Information


How to Help Japan Earthquake Victims from UK

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↓ 以下は今日集めた支援情報です。その他の支援については昨日のブログもご参照ください。

Today a giant clock placed in Trafalgar Square started counting down 500 days until the start of the London Olympics (BBC news 1), and 6.6 million Olympic tickets became available this morning (BBC news 2). But when I think about the victims of Japan Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami, I am not in a mood at all to celebrate all these Olympic stuffs. The media coverage is still big here in UK, as problems at nuclear power stations haven’t been solved yet. However, strangely the media rarely talks about help that ordinary people can do, rather than official aid from each country. I think I saw more TV commercials and newspaper ads, as well as information for charity on news programs for Haiti earthquake and Boxing Day Tsunami. On the other hand, I feel like Americans, including celebs, are more supportive and helpful, and more information for aids in the US – probably because USA and Japan are important allies.

There are many Japanese living in UK, trying to help the victims, not only donating to charities, but also organizing charity events and concerts, fundraising on a street, exchanging support information on local web community boards and SNS such as facebook and Mixi (Japan’s largest SNS community). The video above was taken from BBC London news, covering Japanese students making Origami cranes and fundraising in front of LSE. I wish the circle of support will spread, not only within Japanese community in UK, but also to British public and people from other countries – yes, Japan is the third largest economy in the world and you may think help is unnecessary, but the damage is enormous with astronomical cost or recovery, and the government has huge debt and the country is still in long-lasting recession. Of course Japanese government and people must help with each other too, but I am afraid it is not enough. Many people in the affected areas are elderly as young generation left for bigger cities and can’t afford to pay 30-year morgage, and fishermen and farmers on the coast are not millionaires as well…

↓ Here is additional information for help. Please also check yesterday’s entry for more information.

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