TEXAS -- As Harvey continues to devastate parts of Texas and Louisiana, you may be thinking about donating money, food, clothing, or other items to flood victims.
Consumer Reports has some important advice to make sure your money and items get to the people who need it most, while also protecting you from getting scammed by bogus charities.
“It’s unfortunate that during times of crisis, we’re seeing scammers create fake charities to steal your donations.
As for what to donate, Consumer Reports says sending money is easiest and often the most effective way to help victims. And be cautious about making donations to crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe. If you don’t personally know the recipient, it can be difficult to tell whether it’s legitimate.
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