Beware of Hurricane Harvey-related scams

With every natural disaster comes a flood of online scams. A series of scams is already underway using Hurricane Harvey as an opportunity to bilk would-be donors out of money. New and recycled scams involve financial fraud and malware. Others use social media posts and text messages to spread malicious links and attachments hiding behind sensational headlines.

If you’d like to make donations, do it safely by going to your favorite charity website directly – by opening your browser and typing the address. Get your news from reliable sources and never click on links in emails, texts or social media promising photos, videos or new information about natural disasters.

 

Published Sep 5, 2017

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