RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – Watch out for charity scams in the wake of recent natural disasters. That’s the warning from Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall.
“The giving public in North Carolina is always generous when we see people whose homes and lives have been devastated by disaster,” Secretary Marshall said on Tuesday. “Please remember that with a little homework we can all make sure our charitable dollar does the maximum good for people in need. Sadly, natural disasters do draw out scam charities hoping to prey on the public’s goodwill. These fakes not only steal from the people making contributions, they rob disaster victims of vitally needed resources.”