Scammers Using Russian Invasion Of Ukraine To Target Shasta County Residents

Scam artists are always eager to take advantage of Shasta County’s famous generosity, and the Ukraine conflict provides another possible way to separate the unwary from their money. District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett recommends that people do some research before opening their wallets. Here are some tips:
— Do a Google search for the charity’s name and the words “scam” or “fraud”.
— Review ratings of the charity on the FTC website.
— Never donate to anyone asking for gift card numbers or wire transfers.
— Double check the name of the charity, as fakes sometimes use names similar to legitimate charities.
— Ask specific questions about where the money goes.