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NC attorney general warns of disaster relief scams

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The attorney general's office recommends that residents give directly to the real charity, not to hired fundraisers. The attorney general's office recommends that residents give directly to the real charity, not to hired fundraisers.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

North Carolina's attorney general wants to be sure that people who choose to donate money to help with tornado relief in Oklahoma aren't being taken by scam artists instead.
    
Attorney General Roy Cooper said in a statement Tuesday that some heartless scammers will see the disaster as an opportunity to line their own pockets. Cooper said people should do their homework before making their donation to ensure it goes where it will do some good.
    
While the state's consumer protection division has not yet received complaints from North Carolina consumers about fraudulent fundraising efforts for tornado relief, previous natural disasters have spawned those scams.
    
The attorney general's office recommends that residents give directly to the real charity, not to hired fundraisers.

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