Hurricane Harvey Charity Scams

Hurricane Harvey was (and still is) a bad one and people in Southern Texas and Southwest Louisiana are experiencing some severe flooding. ¬†Unfortunately, low-life cyber-criminals are already exploiting this disaster. Here’s what to tell your users to watch for.

Links are already appearing on Facebook and Twitter and phishing email messages are hitting mailboxes trying to solicit donations for the flood victims. Most often these links take you to bogus websites that infect your computer with malware or try and get credit card info.

Be very very cautious of anything online looking for your ‘help’ in the coming weeks. If you’d like to assist, go yourself to a relief agency’s website. A couple of suggestions are www.redcross.org or¬†www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Everyone stay safe out there!