Attorney General Warns of Typhoon Scams

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Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Daan Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines. Credit: Alfel Benvic Go/iReport Source: iReport Byline: Alfel Benvic Go Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan at Daan Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines.

COLUMBUS, OH – Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging residents to be cautious when making donations to the Philippines after the deadly typhoon.

DeWine says while legitimate charities make good use of the donations, others may use the tragedy to take money for themselves.

State leaders say residents should donate to well-known charities and be wary of copycat charities with similar names. Also, do not give out credit card numbers or banking information over the phone.

The Ohio Attorney General’s office also says to never make checks payable to an individual and do not be pressured to make a donation. High-pressure tactics may be a sign of a scam.

For more information on possible charity scams, click here.

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