U.S. federal agencies are warning citizens anxious to donate money for those victimized by Hurricane Harvey to be especially wary of scam artists. In years past we’ve seen shameless fraudsters stand up fake charities and other bogus relief efforts in a bid to capitalize on public concern over an ongoing disaster. Here are some tips to help ensure sure your aid dollars go directly to those most in need.There's great information at the link, so RTWT. I should especially call out the warning that email phishers will troll you with links to "Hurricane Harvey disaster pix" and such things. Don't fall for the link bait, since a bunch of it contains malware.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey relief scams
It seems that each disaster attracts its share of scammers and grifters, and hurricane Harvey is no exception: