People Cautioned Against Scammers Online Post Hurricane Harvey


Hurricane Harvey has been described as a most devastating catastrophe that ever hit USA. The White House reports that the gigantic storm affected approximately 100,000 houses along with more than 30,000 residents of Houston. It also affected other regions in Texas. The total affected people are currently housed inside emergency shelters.


The week turned out to be sad indeed for America's second biggest state. With utter strength and toughness, the people of Houston have demonstrated how together they can face a disaster.


The storm is still creating chaos inside Texas. Added to that woe is fear of another thing i.e. hackers doing their best towards taking advantage of the situation following the catastrophic storm. The government of United States has alerted the public to stay watchful of potential charity phishing frauds related to Hurricane Harvey. posted this, September 3, 2017.


Earlier also, many a times hackers tried exploiting natural calamities for grabbing money through fake charity donations. In a warning by United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-Cert), people have been told that hackers might distribute e-mails containing malware-tainted attachments/web-links posing as associated with storm Harvey.


The majority of frauds take place on the Internet. Donors making charitable donations on various websites should check and re-check the sites' authenticity, cautions Better Business Bureau (BBB). Simply one incorrect letter, the address with a misplaced word, and the victim could be transmitting his donation to some criminal devoid of his knowledge. Scammers are always methodical as well as organized. They're crooks often hiding behind false organizations as well as websites. When Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina took place, scammers stole dollars in the millions.


Yet, it's important that people make charitable donations to genuine organizations while not be victimized with scams. Accordingly, they should directly contact such organizations rather than believe e-mails that known or unknown sources may send. US-Cert has asked the public for accessing BBB's National Charity Report index to obtain trustworthy contact details of various charities.


According to BBB, the storm scammers are usually refined crooks. They're capable of creating and shutting down fake websites, while not abide by U.S. laws.

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