Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene: Beware of Scammers
First, just wanted to express the general and predictable, although necessary, message of "stay safe" in the day or two to come. Do not go out unless you absolutely have to, and try to batten down as best you can. With that said, here is a good article from MSNBC on how these disasters often bring out the worst in humanity along with the best. You might not only be hearing stories of exceptionally brave people, but also stories of pranksters and scammers seeking to benefit from the disaster at the expense of those who believe in giving to the less fortunate. So, just be careful of who you trust.