Attorney General: Do not get scammed

Jim Hood
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Updated: 5/24/2013 8:15 am
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Attorney General Jim Hood is issuing a warning for Mississippians to be aware of scams related to the recent tragedy following the severe storms and devastation in Oklahoma.

“Mississippians have generous hearts and are so open to giving that they are often targeted by con-artists who choose to use tragic events like the Oklahoma tornado to scam money out of people,” said Attorney General Hood. “I would just caution our residents to be alert and to only donate to reputable charities such as the Salvation Army or the Red Cross.”

Anyone who thinks they may have fallen victim to such a scam should call the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-281-4418.

“Our hearts go out to Oklahomans and to the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office as they fight scams, fraud and price gouging in the affected communities,” said Attorney General Hood.
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