Thursday, August 25, 2016

Warning--the Louisiana flood scammers are afoot

The Department of  Homeland Security says to be extra vigilant when donating to charities to aid victims of Louisiana's horrible floods (worse than Katrina).

Scam charities get right on it and send emails after such a disasters--these could contain malware. the Federal Trade Commission joins with DHS in warning about these.

--Do not open any attachments!

--Keep your antivirus programs updated.

--Verify that an organization is legitimate by calling a trusted number--check the Better Business Bureau's National Charity Report Index--google or go to http://bbb.org.

--Never assume appeals on social media are legitimate. Before texting money, confirm the phone number with the charity.

In other words--don't be a chump. People are not all good. Some, in fact, are lower than low lifes.

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