Beware of scammers that exploit natural disasters

Natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Floods prompt scammers to solicit contributions supposedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Definitely it’s best not to respond to unsolicited spam e-mails. Also, be suspicious of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. Be cautious of e-mails claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Make contributions directly to known organizations rather than relying on others to make the donation on your behalf.