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    Default Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    Recently this popup/ad keeps coming up on the screen and I am sure you guys have seen it already. I was wondering if it's legitimate or not? I mean will the amount go at appropriate place or just another crap and stealing method for different needs? You know what I mean.
    https://www.donatetounicef.org/?camp...surjan13appnex

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    The security seal on their page (near the credit card section) doesnt lead back to the security vendor. Could be just bad design, but its suspicious anyway.
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    Site check report for donatetounicef.org ()

    well it looks alright ..

    hostip.info :

    Host name: 216.172.169.174
    IP address: 216.172.169.174
    Location: Tampa, FL, UNITED STATES

    hmm website hosted by hostgator.... ...

    Extended Validation (EV)
    This SSL Certificate will not display a green address bar in the visitors browser, nor the identity of the website owner or the Certificate Authority. EV SSL Certificates have the highest level of trust and security.

    no EV

    Quote Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post
    Recently this popup/ad keeps coming up on the screen and I am sure you guys have seen it already. I was wondering if it's legitimate or not? I mean will the amount go at appropriate place or just another crap and stealing method for different needs? You know what I mean.
    https://www.donatetounicef.org/?camp...surjan13appnex

    Thanks in advance.

    www.unicef.org.in leads to https://www.donatetounicef.org/?camp=sparshmar2012

    [S] well its a fake. [/S]

    http://www.ewhois.com/unicef.org.in/

    Created On:07-Mar-2012 05:41:36 UTC
    Last Updated On:23-May-2012 07:01:47 UTC
    Expiration Date:07-Mar-2013 05:41:36 UT

    also check this ... the official donate to unicef : http://www.ewhois.com/supportunicefindia.org/

    http://in.linkedin.com/in/yvats - one of the admins according to whois lookup.
    Last edited by NoasArcAngel; 22-01-2013 at 04:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoasArcAngel View Post
    Site check report for donatetounicef.org ()

    well it looks alright ..

    hostip.info :

    Host name: 216.172.169.174
    IP address: 216.172.169.174
    Location: Tampa, FL, UNITED STATES

    hmm website hosted by hostgator.... ...

    Extended Validation (EV)
    This SSL Certificate will not display a green address bar in the visitors browser, nor the identity of the website owner or the Certificate Authority. EV SSL Certificates have the highest level of trust and security.

    no EV




    www.unicef.org.in leads to https://www.donatetounicef.org/?camp=sparshmar2012

    [S] well its a fake. [/S]

    Unicef.org.in - Unicef - Whois Lookup, Reverse IP Lookup

    Created On:07-Mar-2012 05:41:36 UTC
    Last Updated On:23-May-2012 07:01:47 UTC
    Expiration Date:07-Mar-2013 05:41:36 UT
    So this one is fake as well. Good
    Quote Originally Posted by NoasArcAngel View Post
    also check this ... the official donate to unicef : Supportunicefindia.org - Supportunicefindia - Whois Lookup, Reverse IP Lookup

    Yashasvi Vats (yash@vats.name) LION 1000+ - India | LinkedIn - one of the admins according to whois lookup.
    So this one is legit? I get a page like this,
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    Last edited by ithehappy; 22-01-2013 at 09:12 PM.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    This is the real one, took one search in google: https://www.supportunicefindia.org/D...portUSNew.aspx
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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    Yeah, that's the one. Thanks for confirming.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    Quote Originally Posted by ithehappy View Post
    So this one is fake as well. Good

    So this one is legit? I get a page like this,
    yup as db6mg already pointed out thats the real one. Btw id suggest if you wish to make such transactions, making it in person is always the best. better than that help the needy yourself.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    besides.. before making any donations to such organisation do check where your money is going..
    things like Salaries of Charity CEOs Compared - Urban Legends should matter to you when your putting your hard earned money for good cause
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoasArcAngel View Post
    yup as db6mg already pointed out thats the real one. Btw id suggest if you wish to make such transactions, making it in person is always the best. better than that help the needy yourself.
    I already have been doing this for more than 5 years now. Just 3 institutions I'm connected with, but still. Problem is I can't manage time to be present by myself, that's why I was thinking about online.
    Quote Originally Posted by desai_amogh View Post
    besides.. before making any donations to such organisation do check where your money is going..
    things like Salaries of Charity CEOs Compared - Urban Legends should matter to you when your putting your hard earned money for good cause
    I'll check what that is. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is donating to Unicef legitimate?

    for online donation "giveindia" is a good option..You can register your account and then select your cause and organization you want to donate to.you can also set up automatic deduction.I am using it since last 5 years..

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