The Red Cross estimates that up to three million people in Haiti have been affected by Tuesday's earthquake and the devastation it has caused.
One of my readers sent me this and I thought it would be a good reminder that the world does have people who completely lack compassion or conscience and are utterly unscrupulous.
I know the article is from an American site but, as it concerns email, that's not important. It's worth ensuring friends and family know they should disregard any emails asking for money towards the Haiti disaster.
Here in the UK the agencies are asking for donations to be made to the Disaster Emergency Committee. The Scottish appeal will be launched this afternoon.
Let's do our best to ensure these criminals receive nothing from the UK.