The following is an excerpt from an article posted in theTucson News Now in Aug 2017:
Arizonans are urged to be on the lookout for charity scams, via face Facebook pages, and scam charity websites.
According to news releases from AZ Attorney General Mark Brnovich, the Better Business Bureau, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance warnings are going out to be careful when contributing to a Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
“Low-life cyber scum are exploiting this disaster using fake social media accounts,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich, in a news release. “When a natural disaster strikes, many of us ask, how can we help? Giving is good, but it’s important to donate to a legitimate charity that has experience helping victims quickly.”
The following is a list of BBB Accredited Charities (i.e., organizations that meet the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability) that are raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief assistance. This list will be updated as additional relief efforts come to BBB WGA’s attention.
- American Red Cross
- Church World Service
- Direct Relief
- GlobalGiving Foundation
- Humane Society of the United States
- Islamic Relief USA
- MAP International
- Operation USA
- Salvation Army
- Save the Children
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- United Way of Greater Houston ..”
Read the full post on Tucson News Now