LANSING, Mich. (WJMN) – Justice Minister Dana Nessel says scams that raise funds for tragedies, like the Oxford high school shooting, can attract the bad guys.
“Thankfully to date, our department has not received any reports of potential fraud around opportunities to show support to Oxford victims and the community,” said Nessel. . “Unfortunately, we know that is subject to change and there may be efforts to profit from this tragedy. My office stands ready to go after the bad guys, and we urge Michiganders to report any suspected fraud.”
Nessel gave it back to her Crowdfunding to donate Consumer Notice to help individuals donate wisely. Before donating, consider whether the person is someone you know and trust and whether the amount raised is reasonable or excessive. If you’re in doubt about the recipients of your donations, Nessel says, don’t donate.
If a crowdfunding platform, like GoFundMe, is being used, note the description and organizer. If they claim to have a connection with the recipient, Nessel recommends searching for that person online and on social media to verify the connection.
Articles will also sometimes feature verified fundraisers. Consumer Resource Library available online from the Attorney General’s Department. Consumers can file complaints online or by calling 877-765-8388.
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