Consumer Alert: Use caution when directing disaster donations

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TOPEKA – (August 31, 2020) – In light of the devastating natural disasters striking across the United States, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt warns Kansans to be aware of possible scam artists seeking to profit from the generosity of others.Residents have been in recovery mode in the wake of a hurricane that struck the Texas and Louisiana coast, powerful wind storms across Iowa and raging wildfires in western states. Schmidt warns Kansans who may be considering contributing to storm- or wildfire-relief efforts to make sure they are donating to a reputable charity and to specify that a charity uses donations for intended purposes. “When natural disasters strike, generous Kansans offer to help,” Schmidt said. “But please donate wisely to...

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Consumer Alert: Use caution when directing disaster donations

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