FBI sends caution in wake of Hurricane Gustav

"People that want to donate to the victims should do so, but should make sure the donation goes to a legitimate charity," said Special Agent Richard Kolko, Chief, FBI National Press Office. "We cannot allow the kindness of Americans to be exploited in times of crisis. We want to help ensure that the money and support so generously offered reaches the intended recipients—the victims of Hurricane Gustav—and that people who donate do not themselves become victims," Kolko said.

You can find information about internet scams, by going to the FBI web page New E-Scams and Warnings <http://www.fbi.gov/cyberinvest/escams.htm> . If you have received a scam e-mail, please notify the Internet Crime Complaint Center, which partners with the FBI by filing a complaint at www.ic3.gov <http://www.ic3.gov/> .

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