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Attorney General urges caution with marathon bombing appeals

Posted: Friday, Apr 19th, 2013




In the wake of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is warning Oregon consumers to be on the lookout for phony charities soliciting funds for the victims.

Scam artists are becoming increasingly adept at exploiting disasters for personal gain. According to news accounts, a fake Twitter account appeared almost immediately after the bombings in Boston called @_BostonMarathon offering to donate $1 for every retweet.

The Twitter account was quickly suspended after users warned the account was fake.

“Scammers came out in force after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, after Hurricane Katrina and after Superstorm Sandy,” said Ellen Klem, director of Consumer Outreach and Education. “They’ll try once again after Monday’s senseless bombing. Don’t let them prosper off the tragedy. Be generous, but skeptical.”

For the complete article see the 04-20-2013 issue.

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