As is typical with spam and scam scumbags, the roaches are crawling out of the woodwork to solicit your help getting aid out to Haiti. Only, they are looking to fleece you for all you are worth for the purposes of helping themselves. Fake charities are popping up everywhere, and email barrages are being found trying to entice you to visit a fake website, contribute to “the cause”, and then take your credit card information as well.
Don’t fall prey to highly unethical, callous and selfish cretins. Research charities to find those that are reliable and contribute what you can.
CBC’s reaching out and helping out: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/13/f-emergency-contacts-haiti-relief-aid.html
CRA’s registered charity list: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/chrts/menu-eng.html
CBC’s background on the scammers: http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/01/14/consumer-haiti-donations-scams.html