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If you’ve seen the photos and video from the devastation that has taken place in the Bahamas because of Hurrican Dorian, you may want to find out what you can do to help by donating but do a little research before you donate.

Scam artists are ready to take advantage of the situation and rip off generous souls. So how can you watch out for phony charities?

You can visit a Florida website called “Check-A-Charity.” This site will help you confirm whether a charity is reputable. And if you receive an email asking for money, remember non-profits are required by law to provide their registration number. If that registration number is missing, that’s a red flag. And it might be better to NOT respond to a random email. Instead, go directly to the organization’s website to donate.

Here are some other helpful resources:

1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352)

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