Amid Connecticut tragedy, scam artists creep in
NEWTOWN, Connecticut (AP) - The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Connecticut school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.
Someone they didn't know was soliciting donations in Noah's memory, claiming that they'd send any cards, packages and money collected to his parents and siblings. An official-looking website had been set up, with Noah's name as the address, even including petitions on gun control.
Noah's uncle, Mr Alexis Haller, called on law enforcement authorities to seek out "these despicable people".
"These scammers," he said, "are taking away from families and the spirits of dead kids."