Watch out for Surfside charity scams, attorney general warns

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SURFSIDE, Fla. – An enormous outpouring of charity support has come in the days since Thursday’s condo collapse in Surfside, however, the state’s attorney general is warning residents about the threat of scams preying on people’s generosity.

“I have seen first-hand the remarkable and generous efforts of legitimate charities and individuals helping the families affected,” Attorney General Ashley Moody said. “No doubt, people want to come to the aid of their fellow Floridians struck by this catastrophe, but please be cautious of bad actors trying to take advantage of generous donors.”

Local 10 News has posted a page with information on legitimate charity and fundraiser initiatives.

The online fundraising platform GoFundMe has its own page with verified fundraisers to support those affected by the Champlain Towers South collapse.

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