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AG warns of donation scams after shooting

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago July 26, 2015 Jul 26, 2015 Sunday, July 26 2015 July 26, 2015 2:49 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - State officials warned people in Louisiana to be careful when making donations in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette.

The Attorney General's Office said whenever tragedies like Thursday night's shooting occur, scams to take advantage of people who want to help out are not far behind.

Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said it's good for people to question who exactly they're donating to, and ask more questions such as how much of the donation will benefit the victims. He also suggested using a credit card or check instead of cash because it's easier to cancel those payments.

Caldwell said it's preferable to donate directly to a victim's family or established organization in the wake of such tragedies rather than donating to a group you've never heard of.

Any questions or concerns about scams can be directed to the Attorney General's Office at 1-800-351-4889.

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