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Attorney General warns about hurricane relief scams


ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


Bogus Charities


     Seeing or hearing about the devastation caused by a natural disaster evokes our sympathies and our desire to help those affected. Unfortunately, scammers realize this and do not hesitate to take advantage of people’s heightened emotions. They may pose as reputable charities soliciting donations and target consumers through unsolicited emails, telemarketing calls or by knocking on their doors. They often create legitimate-looking websites that have similar names as actual charities, sometimes even using the actual logo of a reputable relief organization. To make sure you are donating to a legitimate charity, our office recommends the following tips:

What will finally take out the human race?

Fun question to ponder, but not cause for alarm   With all the winds and storms, it’s easy to slip into apocalyptic thinking. What will…

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