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Beware of Tornado Donation Scams

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Just days after extreme weather tore through the Southeast, killing almost 30 people and destroying whole neighborhoods, the Arkansas Attorney General has issued a scam warning to all those donating to storm relief saying scammers are trying to profit from the natural disaster.

Here are a few for anyone wanting to send money to help with clean up and rebuilding in the Southeast.

Donate only to organizations you trust. Good examples would be the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.

Be cautious of using crowd funding sites, like Upstart, or giving money to charities that are only promoted on social media. Its easy for scammers to set up fake charities on these sites.

Always do your research before sending money to a charity. If you have any questions about the validity of a charity you can call the state attorney general's office to find out more information on the organization.

The desire to help out storm victims in the Southeast is a great cause, but do your homework to see that your hard earned money goes to the right place.

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