Consumer Corner: Be wary of charity scams during times of humanitarian crisis | Opinion

 Consumer Corner: Be wary of charity scams during times of humanitarian crisis | Opinion

We all have been touched in some manner by the events unfolding across the globe in recent weeks and the level of human suffering. From Hurricane Ida to an earthquake in Haiti to the evacuation of thousands in war-torn Afghanistan and the struggles of some of our nation’s veterans, the needs of those less fortunate are apparent. And while we all would like to give generously to ease their pain, it is important to exercise caution when calls for help arrive by phone, email or text.

Our office has seen all too often the tricks that scammers and fraudsters play on generous Kansans, asking for a contribution that purports to be going to help those who have lost their homes and belongings, or who are in need of food and medical supplies. Recently, our attorneys assisted with shutting down some scammers…

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