It didn’t take long before people started trying to take advantage of the disaster in Haiti. Rule of thumb, don’t donate to any of the shady MySpace, Facebook, Twitter “donate here” pages. If you are going to donate, do so through a reputable organization with a history of helping people (not themselves).
Fake fundraising efforts for the Haiti disaster are spreading like wildfire on Facebook. Dozens of fan pages have been set up, urging users to join and promising a $1 donation for each member. One group this weekend attracted 1.5 million members before it was disabled.