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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 01:42 AM

20. "contribute.sinemaforcongress.com" is another one

How many phishing sites have they made?


Among political dirty tricks, this is a new low
By Jay Bookman
Posted: 9:57 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Politics ain't beanbag, as the saying goes. Dirty tricks are common. But this kind of sleaze represents a new low in my experience.

Kyrsten Sinema is a Democratic congresswoman running for re-election in Arizona. So if you wanted to make a donation to Sinema, you might Google her campaign and find yourself directed to the website http://contribute.sinemaforcongress.com/ .

At the "contribute.sinemaforcongress.com" site, you'd find a large, attractive picture of Sinema, with a large banner reading "Krysten Sinema for Congress" in the same color scheme as her campaign signs, along with a checklist of possible donation amounts.

Except the site is a Republican fundraising site, with contributions going to defeat Sinema. It does say that, in smaller type below the banner: "Make a Contribution Today to Help Defeat Kyrsten Sinema and candidates like her". But by design that single word "defeat" is easy to read past or overlook, and is the only real clue of what's going on. From the URL to the banner headline to the candidate's picture to the candidate's colors, the overwhelming intent of the site is to defraud.

And this is not the action of some rogue outfit or rogue campaign. It's the work of the National Republican Congressional Committee, authorized to raise funds for Republican House candidates. A very similar site has been created featuring Alex Sink, a Democratic House candidate from Florida, and perhaps others as well.


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