The Disaster Relief Scam

Unfortunately every time there is a disaster, scammers who have already begun communication with potential victims will contact you. They may try to scam you in two ways.

a) The scammer will pretend to be collecting donations for the disaster and will usually ask you to send them your personal info directly, or push you to a scam website collecting donations.

b) The scammer will pretend to be a victim of the disaster and will request your help for medical or travel costs by sending them money.