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Despite numerous post-hurricane scams, only one has originated in Missouri

September 27, 2005
By: David Schneider
State Capital Bureau

Amidst a sea of post-hurricane scams, only one has originated in Missouri. David Schneider has more in Jefferson City.

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A spokesman for the Missouri Attorney General's office says the state sued a man from Saint Louis for soliciting funds for a racist, anti-Semitic website under the guise of hurricane relief. Even though this is the only suit in Missouri, Attorney General spokesman Jim Gardner says people still need to watch out for charity scams.

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Contents: "All forms of natural disasters, that's just an invitation for scam artists to come out of the woodwork and play off of people's sympathies and generosities."

Gardner says anyone with information on suspected scammers in the state should call the Attorney General's office. From the State Capital, I'm David Schneider.

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Despite reports of scams in the wake of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, the state Attorney General's office says only one originated in Missouri. David Schneider has more in Jefferson City.

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The Missouri Attorney General's office says the state sued a man in Saint Louis for channeling funds into a racist, anti-Semitic website after saying the money was for hurricane relief. Attorney General spokesman Jim Gardner encourages people to help with hurricane relief, but says make sure the charity is credible.

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Contents: "These scams are certainly not isolated to Missouri, and they're not necessarily indigenous to Missouri, and, just, being an informed consumer goes a long way to ah, contradict those."

The Attorney General's office says most of the online relief scams come from overseas. From the state capital, I'm David Schneider.