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BBB warns of fundraiser charity scams

18 Oct, 2014

The Better Business Bureau is warning that major websites are budding and posing as fundraisers and charities that help Ebola victims. For example, one website that has these possible scams is GoFundMe that claims to be taking donations for the nurse Amber Vinson, but the family is unable to verify the veracity of the specific fundraiser. Though GoFundMe is a legitimate crowd sourcing fund raising site, scam artists can use such sites to pose as a legitimate operation. The BBB shut down the specific sub site. However, there are as many as 100 such websites to claim funds for various Ebola campaigns, with the first set of scams showing up when Thomas Duncan made entrance to the US with infection. Even telephone scandals posing as well-known chapters are cropping up.