Tropical Storm Harvey: Aug. 28, 2017. NASA photo.

Tropical Storm Harvey: Aug. 28, 2017. NASA photo

Sad but true. Scammers are trying to steal money from people who want to help those affected by Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey. This morning, issued this colorfully-worded warning:

Hurricane Harvey hit hard; especially Houston, TX, got badly flooded. The death toll is rising and you can also count on low-life cyber-scum exploiting this disaster.
Scammers are now using the Hurricane Harvey disaster to trick people in clicking on links on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit charitable giving for the flood victims.

Be careful. Don’t click links in unsolicited email, be wary of pages that pop up in online searches, be careful about clicking links in social media that claim to go to help Harvey victims.

If you want to make donations to support victims of this storm, visit websites for reputable charities like those listed below:

Follow your charitable impulse to help others. But don’t let the scammers use your good impulse to defraud you. Start by going to the website of a charity you trust.

Think B4 U Click!!