HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – Scammers are at it again. Be on the lookout for scammers asking for donations to aid Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees amid Russia’s ongoing invasion. There are a lot of reputable organizations out there working to help the people of Ukraine.
WAFF spoke with Patricia Lloyd with Redstone Federal Credit Union. She says these types of scams are on the rise, and they’re targeting the good nature of senior citizens. Scammers have used crises in the past as opportunities to target members of the public with fraudulent donation schemes.
Lloyd says you can protect yourself from scams by doing the following:
- Research the charity before giving: You can look up charities and their legitimacy online at several different websites including- 1.) www.give.org 2.) https://www.charitywatch.org/ 3.) https://www.charitynavigator.org/
- Don’t give in to high-pressure tactics: If someone is demanding immediate payment or sensitive…