The gang over here is all hot to chip in their donations..... Is there consensus that this is definitely legitimate and that the money will really go to Peter?
You can independently contact Peter or myself.
Peter has his own company, Tattam Software Enterprises, which you can look up (http://www.trumpet.com.au/).
I work for Charles Darwin University, you can look me up on their web site (http://cdu.edu.au).
If you are unsure, contact either of us by email or phone.
Note: I will be unavailable from midday, Australian Central Standard Time.
Quick note, it defaults to AUD, not USD, but the exchange rate is almost 1:1, so it doesn't make a huge difference.