As with any other aspect of life. When someone is down or hurting people seem to come out of the woodwork to prey on those most in need of help. Be careful who you donate to when sending your hard earned money to the earthquake relief for Haiti. I am in no way suggesting you do not donate, just make sure it is a reputable company like the Red Cross.
Much of the capital has been destroyed and there is massive loss of life. This is a true life tragedy and anything you can do will help. Despite the con men and scammers, times like these also brings out the best in good people.