Scam Warning in Wake of Boston Bombings
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Wisconsin -- Wisconsin's Better Business Bureau is warning people not to fall victim to scams that are popping up in the wake of the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon. The BBB says thieves often use social media to prey on people who want to help victims recover from tragedies. According to the BBB, several fake Twitter and Facebook accounts have been created since Monday's attack. Experts suggest doing your homework before you make a donation.
"Scammers exist out there and they're trying to unfortunately steal your donation, and you should just really research a charity before you give to them," said Susan Bach, the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB suggests that you check with the state to find legitimate charities, watch out for vague appeals that don't tell you where the money is going and never click on unfamiliar websites, texts or emails.