November 17, 2021

How to look out for donation scams during disasters like Hurricane Ida

TULSA, Okla. — The tragic stories coming from Hurricane Ida victims, create urgency in many to help.

The 2 News Oklahoma Problem Solvers want to warn people not to let emotions cloud their common sense.

The destruction of such a devastating storm certainly captures the hearts and minds of those who watch and listen.

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However, those collecting money for the victims may be fake.

Susan from Sand Springs told us about what she believes was a scam.

“I got a call on my cell, asking for much-needed cash donations for the victims of Hurricane Ida who lost everything,” Susan says.

“They could take the money out of my account, or charge my debit or credit card immediately, in order to get the money to the victims as quickly as possible. I plan on donating, but I didn’t recognize the name of the organization, and felt I was being pressured and…

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