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Thinking about donating to disaster victims?

disaster-floodingWhen disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes strike, many people want to help the victims. While there are many legitimate relief organizations that will ask for donations to help the victims, there will also be many scammers who will try to take advantage of the disaster.

Scammers may use a name that is very similar to a legitimate organization. Before donating to any organization, check it out. The Avoid Charity Fraud website from the FTC can help. It provides warning signs of a scam, a charity checklist, links to other helpful websites, and more.