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Avoid Japan Relief Fund Scams

April 4, 2011

The earthquake and ensuing tsunami and nuclear meltdown have crippled the nation of Japan. The past month has been a trying time for the Japanese people, and many are eager to help out in any way possible. The attorneys general want to make sure that Americans avoid scams when they choose to give charitable donations to Japan. Below are a list of press releases and policy statements from different attorney general offices concerning donations.

Arizona

Horne Issues Warning About Relief Scams Following Disaster

California

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Encourages Donations to Japanese Relief Efforts But Warns of Charity Scams

Colorado

Attorney General warns Coloradans to beware of false charity scams after quake, tsunami

Delaware

AG Biden Warns Delawareans of Tsunami Relief Scams

Florida

Weekly Briefing March 18, 2011

Illinois

Attorney General Madigan Warns Donors to Be Wary of Scams Tied to Relief Efforts for Japan

Iowa

Consumer Alert: Japan Relief Scams

Kansas

Schmidt cautions consumers on giving to charities

Maryland

Consumer Advisory: Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers to Avoid Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Scams

Massachusetts

Japan Disaster Relief: Tips for Giving Wisely

Michigan

Schuette Warns About Charity Scams in Wake of Disaster in Japan

Montana

Bullock Encourages Donations to Tsunami Relief Efforts, Warns of Scams

Nevada

Attorney General's Office Warns Nevadans to Avoid Japan Relief Scams by Contributing to Legitimate Fund Raisers

New Jersey

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs Warns Against Fraudulent Charities in Wake of Japanese Disaster; Offers Information in Japanese

New York

A.G. Schneiderman Offers Tips to New Yorkers Donating to Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief Efforts

North Carolina

Give to real relief efforts for Japan, not to scammers

Ohio

Attorney General DeWine Warns of Tsunami Scams

Oklahoma

Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt Issues Consumer Warning to Oklahomans in Aftermath of Japanese Disaster

Oregon

Scam Alert: Fake Japan Disaster Relief Charities

Pennsylvania

Consumers cautioned about possible scams linked to earthquake & tsunami relief in Japan, along with local flood-related problems

Texas

Consumer Alert: Beware of Charitable Scams During Japan Relief Effort

Washington

Dodge tsunami charity scams

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