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Salvation Army Warns of Disaster Relief Scam
The Salvation Army's National Advisory Board is warning people about a scam involving a fundraising effort for victims of a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla.
One of the Salvation Army's National Advisory Board members received a robo-call from an organization that was mounting an emergency appeal for funds for tornado disaster relief in Oklahoma. The robo-call did not identify the name of the organization.
The pitch included specific reference to American Red Cross and Salvation Army, with text along the lines of "The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army are on site working, and we need more funds to keep help coming."
There was an option to press "1" to donate. The call came from phone number 888-981-6499.
The Salvation Army is warning that this is not authorized fundraising of either the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross, and asks that others are warned of this scam.