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Lee Co. deputies: watch out for Irma-related scams

Posted at 8:12 AM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 08:12:36-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office is giving everyone a warning -- watch out for Irma related scams.

Deputies say scammers are going door to door, creating GoFundMe accounts and posting on social media asking for donations or looking for assistance.
 
They say an easy way to make sure a charity is legitimate-- give to your local house of worship or a known local charity group as they go into the community to help. 

If you do want to donate to an online charity, you can check their legitimacy by going to www.charitynavigator.org, www.give.org, or www.charitywatch.org