How scammers are hijacking Ukraine war charity donations – BBC News

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Fraudsters are masquerading as victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine in an attempt to steal charitable donations.

False charity websites have also been created by con-artists to seize on people’s eagerness to help victims of the crisis and trick people into donating.

There have been 2.8 million fraudulent emails looking to gain donations, with fraudulent crypto-currency wallet addresses, according to software firm Proofpoint’s figures.

Cyber security researcher Ax Sharma said scammers would often try to appeal to someone’s emotions, such as by using photos of women and children during the war.

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