JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Mo. sheriff is advising caution when donating to certain disaster organizations that you first make inquires.
If you intend to donate to the victims of the disaster in Japan in order to help in the recovery efforts, do so carefully and with a lot of research, according to Jefferson County, Mo. Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer.
In light of the disaster in Japan, there are already several scams being presented throughout the United States. In order to avoid a scam, Sheriff Boyer offers the following tips:
If you have any hesitations, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately and do not donate or give any of your personal information until you have verified in fact, an organization is legitimate, according to Boyer.
Sheriff Boyer reiterates that he is not against anyone donating to such a worthy cause as the Disaster Relief efforts in Japan, but asks that you be careful as to whom you donate to in order to avoid wasting your efforts on scam operations.
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