Banks are blocking some online donations made to charities helping victims of the Haiti earthquake because automated systems are flagging them as fraudulent, according to a BBC report.
Fraudsters often make online donations to check whether stolen card details work before buying goods illegally online. Some banks have moved to counter this problem by using automated systems which block unusual first time payments to charities.
With large numbers of Brits making donations over the last few days to groups working in Haiti, several have seen payments blocked by these systems at banks, including HSBC.
The BBC says the scale of the problem "is not clear" and customers can contact their banks to unblock payments.
Separately, the FBI has called on people to "apply a critical eye" to requests for donations in the wake of the earthquake as security firms warn of attempted scams designed to take advantage of the event.
Haiti online donations blocked over fraud concerns - BBC