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Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

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The National Republican Congressional Committee is doubling down on its use of websites that appear to be in support of Democratic House candidates but actually direct money to the Republican campaign effort.

Ray Bellamy, a retired doctor based in Florida, decided that he wanted to make a donation in a local congressional race. He began by Googling the Democratic candidate's name, "Alex Sink." He then clicked on one of the first results that popped up. A page loaded that that had the candidate's typical designs, color schemes and even a large photo of her talking to constituents. Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

He was then notified that his donation had actually gone to her opponent -- as he explained to Tampa Bay Times, he had been the victim of an elaborate scheme by National Republican Congressional Committee to trick voters into donating money to the wrong party.....http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tarun-wadhwa/republicans-using-fake-we_b_4752676.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1321267b=facebook