AZ Attorney General, BBB issue warnings about Boston Bombings charity scams
It is an unfortunate reality that after tragedies, such as the bombings at the Boston Marathon, some people will try to take advantage of those looking to help.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
Reporter: Justin Schecker
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It is an unfortunate reality that after tragedies, such as the bombings at the Boston Marathon, some people will try to take advantage of those looking to help.
A social media scam on Twitter already popped up and the website shut it down.
Both the Arizona Attorney General's office and the Better Business Bureau have issued warnings to remind people how to avoid charity scams.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says to be skeptical of people asking for credit card or bank account numbers over the phone.
The BBB says one red flag is if a charity is not registered with a state government.
Both the BBB and Horne say don't hesitate to ask how your donation will actually help the victims' families. Legitimate charities will tell you what your donation is doing to help.
If you come across a fraudulent charity collecting money in the wake of the Boston bombings, you can report it here.
you can fnid a list of charities accepting donations here.