WLOX Editorial: Beware of donation scams

WLOX Editorial: Beware of donation scams

The theater mass shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana is a tragedy close to home. Just a couple hundred miles away from us, defenseless movie goers were shot down. In times like this, many of us want to help and are left wondering what can we do and how can we help.

Unfortunately, some very conniving people often take advantage of the caring and giving nature of good people and set up online donation scams. Officials in Louisiana are warning people to be diligent before giving.

Be suspicious of new organizations that pop up overnight claiming to help victims of tragic events. Ask questions and make sure your money goes to those you intend to have it and not to some lowlife profiting from a tragedy.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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