I guess people are reporting many Japan disaster donation websites to Paypal, because we’re seeing a lot of sites with their payment screens disabled, blocked or just plain fired into the heart of the Sun. Here’s a fresh one on Myspace (you remember Myspace, right?) with Red Cross imagery and the ever-present donate button:
Try to reach the payment screen, and you’ll see this:
Here’s another one that was lurking under a .tk “Red Cross” URL, promoted heavily on video sharing websites:
The payment screen for that one was a Romanian Paypal account screen tied to a ymail (Yahoo) Email address. At time of writing, that has also been disabled. Note that people are apparently leaving real Facebook comments, and it has 80+ likes. I wonder how many gave money?
The one below – located at helpdonatejapan(dot)com – was taken offline sometime last night from the looks of it. Once again, it’s a “nonprofit organization” with no credentials on display and a lot of “donate now” buttons everywhere. They claim they’ll send people who donate a “Make a change” bracelet – nice of them.
We’re also seeing cut and paste profiles popping up on sites such as Netlog. Here’s a couple:
All of these profiles are clearly made by the same person, yet they all sport different information (one is female, two are male, they’re all different ages yet all three were supposedly born on the 19th of March).
There are no donation buttons yet but it does seem rather peculiar, doesn’t it?
As always, if you want to make a donation you should go here.
Christopher Boyd (thanks to Steven for sending over the helpdonatejapan website!)