How to identify flood victim relief scams

Posted at: 09/18/2013 1:42 PM
Updated at: 09/18/2013 2:58 PM
By: KOB.com staff



New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is warning residents to be wary of scams that falsely solicit funds to help victims of recent flooding.

King says it is fairly common for scam artists to take advantage of natural disaster situations and take money from unsuspecting people.

The attorney general's office is sharing the following simple tips from the Federal Trade Commission:

New Mexicans can report suspected scams to the attorney general's office via email at communications@nmag.gov or by filing a complaint report. Consumer Complaint forms are available at http://www.nmag.gov/consumer/file-a-complaint.

To view more online resources for identifying flood fraud, click here.