Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Hurricane Harvey disaster. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Funds that they keep for themselves.
Don't fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation. Type the address in your browser or use a bookmark. Do not click on any links in emails or text you might get. Whatever you see in the coming weeks about Hurricane Harvey disaster relief... THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK.
Here's some examples of how scammers are trying to exploit Hurricane Harvey:
Facebook pages dedicated to victim relief contain links to scam websites.
Tweets are going out with links to charitable websites soliciting donations, but include links to scam sites or links that lead to a malware infection.
Phishing emails dropping in a user's inbox asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Fund.