FBI warns of Haitian Earthquake relief fund fraud

http://www.ic3.gov/media/2010/100113.aspx

"The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests."

As always, when natural disaster strikes, there are people who try to profit off of it.  For any place you donate to, make sure to check on them to make sure they are legit.  I like using the following resources before I donate.

http://www.melissadata.com/Lookups/np.asp - Look up a non-profit to make sure they exist
http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/
http://www.charitywatch.org/

Thanks,
ep