According to a news release issued by TPD, the relief effort could be infiltrated by scammers who seek to take advantage of circumstances. Anyone who is considering donating to help with these relief efforts should take the time to do homework and thoroughly research any organization or contractor requesting assistance.
In the release, TPD officials indicate the department received a complaint about a common
"When a natural disaster strikes, it's not uncommon for scammers to rush in," said
Among the signs of fraudulent pitches, price targets or predictions of exponential growth and pressure to invest immediately are typically considered red flags.
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