In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, many people want to help those impacted worse by the storm. But scammers are looking to capitalize off your generosity.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is urging people to be aware. Many of the scammers use reputable crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, RocketHub Indiegogo, or YouCaring. Money transferring apps like Venmo, Cash App and Paypal are also used according to Patronis.
"I'm warning all Floridians to stay on guard and watch out for post-hurricane fraud and scams. Bad actors are always looking to make a quick buck off the generosity of others after a disaster and it is important to know how to donate wisely and identify the warning signs of online donation scams," Patronis said.
Patronis offered four ways to avoid being scammed.