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Better Business Bureau: Beware scams when trying to help Middle Tennessee flood victims

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Crews are still searching for people missing in Middle Tennessee after major flooding. At least 22 people are now confirmed dead and about 10 people are still missing.

In East Tennessee, people are pulling together to help with relief efforts, but local scam trackers said you should be careful before making charitable donations.

Greater East Tennessee Better Business Bureau President and CEO Tony Binkley said when disaster hits — scammers are ready. 

“Anytime you have something like this the scammers are going to try to take advantage of it,” he said.

He urged donors to give thoughtfully to avoid those scams. 

“Most of the scammers are probably not even from the area, you know, the news is worldwide, right? They can pick it up on the internet so they…

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