Introduction:There have been some terrible natural disasters that have happened in our world in the last decade. We all want to help the victims but we need to avoid disaster fraud while we are doing it.
It is okay to be skeptical so that you can avoid disaster fraud. There are some individuals who will represent themselves as victims in order to gain sympathy. They may pop up on social networking sites.
Do not respond to any email about disaster victims, especially if it is unsolicited email. There are many of these emails that are saying they are from relief groups, but they are not. Many of them are scams.
Those who are engaged in disaster fraud, or any fraud for that matter, will usually try to pressure people into donating. Do not be pressured into making any kind of contribution. A real charity does not use pressure tactics.
Disaster fraud is easier to catch when you do not pay by cash. Pay with your credit or debit card for accounting purposes. Your payments can be flagged and charges stopped when scams are discovered.
When you see or suspect any suspicious activity, report it to the National Center For Disaster Fraud. Their number is 1-866-720-5721. Donate to reputable organizations with a good track record and beware of organizations that use similar names to fool you.
Marvelous guidelines that I will refer back to. Thanks. H5
I'm glad you re-visited this issue. I had written one similiar a few months ago. People really need to exercise caution these days, when fraud is all around us. HI5
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