The FBI’s New York Field Office reminds the public to apply a critical eye before giving contributions to anyone soliciting donations on behalf of Harvey victims. In the past, tragedies and natural disasters have inspired individuals with criminal intent to solicit contribution while falsely representing a charitable organization or good cause.
Therefore, before making a donation of any kind, the public should adhere to certain guidelines, including the following:
Donate to charities you know and trust.
Designate the disaster to ensure your funds go toward disaster relief…….