How The Woman Who Owned Katrina.com Started Helping Victims

from the some-good-in-a-sea-of-bad dept

As the stories coming from the Hurricane Katrina aftermath just keep getting worse and worse, it was no surprise at all to hear that online scammers had already set up shop and were doing everything possible to trick people out of their money. Some are, of course, registering domain names with Katrina in them to trick people into thinking they're legit. However, the domain Katrina.com has been owned for many years by a web designer in Virginia. With so many people visiting the site and calling her, she realized that she could help, and quickly set up the site as a central resource for relatives trying to find each other. She's also turned down offers for thousands of dollars from opportunistic web brokers trying to profit off of the situation. With so much emphasis on all of the bad stuff coming out of this disaster, it's good to hear a story of someone doing the right thing.

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    Josh Hinds, 2 Sep 2005 @ 3:19pm

    A wonderful thing she's doing...

    Here's a quick shout out to what a wonderful thing this woman is doing with the domain name. Thanks for sharing this story. Sometimes it's easy for the scammers to steal the press in times of tradgedy -- it's nice to be reminded of all the folks out there that are trying to genuinely help others in this time of need.

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