BBB warns about phony charity scams after bridge collapse


Last updated 8/16/2007 at Noon

Tragedies often bring out the best in people as strangers reach out to help others in need. However, disasters also will bring out a flurry of con artists without a conscience, according to the San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The BBB, San Diego’s largest county‑wide business membership organization, is warning consumers about phony charities that are expected to turn-up the volume on scam appeals following the recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

“Whether it’s a tsunami, volcano, earthquake, landslide, fire, flood, hurricane or bridge collapse, it’s a sad fact that...

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