It always happens when a disaster strikes- good people want to help and there are predators aplenty out there to try to take advantage.
A number of “text to donate” services have been set up for people to make donations directly from their cell phones. But consumer advocates are warning that, as more are created, some may be phonies.
My advice? Give through reputable charities (like those I’ve mentioned earlier today) and avoid any texting schemes or other pleas.