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Scammers taking advantage of more than just hurricane victims

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With so much of the nation keeping a close eye on what's going on in Texas, scammers are tuned in too, ready to make some quick cash.

The Better Business Bureau is warning about scammers taking advantage of your good will.

When it comes to donating, most people are making monetary donations online.

There are so many different ways to donate these days and scammers know people are willing to help their fellow man with the push of a button.

Eric Gossett with the BBB of Central Alabama says Facebook is an easy way for scammers to get into your pockets.

Donation pages can be manufactured in just moments, if they are appealing enough and believable, you could be funneling money into a page that the victims will never see.

Gossett says there are some key things to look out for when donating online.

One: does the organization appear legitimate.

Are they a 501 (c) 3?

Do you know what they plan to use the donations for?

All questions that should be answered front and center on the donation page.

"It's important to be really thorough with looking through and making sure they are legitimate," said Gossett.

If you want to donate to a nonprofit but want to make sure they are who they say they are, you can check here.

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