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Texas AG Warns Of Tsunami Scams

Texas AG Warns Of Tsunami Scams
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:59pm

AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott says to be cautious when making charitable donations to help those in Japan.

His office advises that you research the organizations you are thinking of donating to, because many fake funds are set up after disasters to scam people.

Here are some tips:

-Look out for scams that will names similar to those of legitimate charities with subtle differences.
-Find out exactly how the money will be used
-Call up the charity to make sure the person asking for money works for them
-Always get a receipt

For more information, go to: http://www.charitywatch.org. You can also make a complaint to the attorney general's office by calling (800) 252-8011.

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