Everyone knows that early 2022 is witnessing the war between Ukraine and Russia. Everyone on the earth is trying to support the people of Ukraine by making donations so they could reduce their suffering during this war. But the scammers went too far this time, taking advantage of the funds donated by people to serve humanity.
Donations for the victim country of the war by the people across the globe are being made, many scam sites are made up for asking the general public to do fake charity to treasure the personal lockers of the scammers. It’s a Pity how in the hour of need people still find a way to take advantage of others for their own good.
Many fake charity websites are found in the name of donations for Ukraine. Go to your browser and search Ukraine donations. You will find numerous sites showing up on the browser with Ukraine’s flag colors and images of explosions and soldiers. The ESET researchers come across many scam sites asking people for donations. The sites include an email that has a logo of blue and yellow color that asks for donations to a humanitarian organization in US dollars and crypto. Donations in the name of children or buying new weapons for the military of Ukraine and many more.
These sites started emerging just a few days after the war took place. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine provided scammers to piggyback on a face covered with the mask of a charitable trust. In this hour of need people are trying to gather support for the Ukraine people but their money is not reaching the desired place. To stop this, what one can do is check the sites carefully that are accepting donations for Ukrainian. Do not open links and download attachments in unsolicited emails. Check on the history of the site that accepts donations, don’t go blind even if there is a well-known site in front of you to make sure everything is up to mark. Some sites accept cryptocurrency for donations, be careful before making any payment.
Everyone wants their help to go in the right hands so that the pain of people in need can be reduced and humanity wins over every war, and this can be done when we are aware. It is our duty to send our help to the right place via the right people.
The war has affected the Russian economy to a great extent as everyone in the world is in the favour of Ukraine and supporting them. This act by Russia is unacceptable on a global level. Russian banks are already out of the swift system of payment. No one knows when this war will last; everyone can only hope for its peaceful ending.