Monday, November 18, 2013
On November 15, the IRS issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place following Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8 and brought widespread devastation. Says the alert:
Following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.
The IRS cautions people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips …
The specific pointers offered by the IRS are available here.