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Watch out for scams revolving around tornado recovery efforts

While many people lend out a hand to help those in need after deadly storms, there are those willing to take advantage of other people’s charitable intentions.

As eyes are on the Midwest and the tremendous loss of life following tornadoes that erased towns, America’s giving heart appears as many try to lend a hand.

But, it comes with a warning, Hewitt Police Chief James Devlin says.

“You’ll begin to see some of those fake entities emerge to try and get your hard earned money to them and it really doesn’t go anywhere other than to their pockets,” he said.

It’s the scam after the storm: When people are most vulnerable and when disaster relief charities amp up.

All while the scammers are behind the keyboard ready to attack.

“People are always changing their methods to get your money,” Devlin added. “Online donations become a little bit more tricky because you believe you know where the money is gonna go, but you’re not always 100 percent sure where that money is going to end up.”

Devlin says it’s important for you to do your research and…

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