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Beware of bogus donation scams

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reminding the public to use caution when making donations in the aftermath of natural disasters. The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud have an existing tip line to receive information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the earthquake and tsunami that affected Japan.

Tips should be reported to the National Center for Disaster Fraud, or reported to (866) 720-5721 or e-mailed to disaster@leo.gov. Some tips include not responding to any spam e-mails, be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as members of charitable organizations and verify the legitimacy of non-profit organizations.

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