Disasters like the recent floods in Pakistan are another opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of people who want to donate money online.

Use caution with suspicious email, websites, instant messages, or posts on social networking sites and look for signs that the site where you donate is secure.

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If you want to donate and you live in the United States, you can safely help those in need by donating to the Department of State's Pakistan Relief Fund or the Red Cross.

Also, try any of the following organizations that provide support to flood relief efforts in Pakistan.