Hurricane Relief Scams

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

While many are showing the goodness of their hearts by raising money for the hurricane victims, one state agency encourages residents to be on the look out for potential scams.

Wisconsin's Department of Consumer Protection warns would-be donors about con artists attempting to capitalize on the catastrophe.
Some people have been duped by phony e-mails and phone calls which appear to be official organizations helping hurricane victims.
Some even provide links to bogus web sites which appear legitimate.

Consumer Protection suggests donors go directly to the websites of official volunteer organizations.

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