Better Business Bureau warns of scammers targeting donations made to tornado relief – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

MAYFIELD, Ky. (WISH) — In the wake of the tornados that ripped through western Kentucky, scammers got to work right away trying to take money aimed at rebuilding efforts. I-Team 8 noticed a series of online fundraisers that appeared before the dust settled.

Scammers have created what are called “one-off” sites. These are websites that serve one purpose and are then taken down as quickly as they appear. The Better Business Bureau says if a website doesn’t have full contact information, such as an address, phone number and email address, caution should be exercised.

Heather Clary is with the BBB in Lexington, Kentucky, and says an event like the tornadoes brings out the best and the worst in people.  

“The thing about social media is if you see a link on there you can go to it, but you want to make sure whatever site it is taking you too

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