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Beware of scams from Boston bombing

OLYMPIA — Be careful about giving money to groups that claim to be helping victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, state officials warned today.

In what some would consider a disturbing sign of the times, Attorney General Rob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman issued the caution barely 24 hours after a pair of bombs were detonated near the finish line of the iconic race.

Fake fundraisers will use the tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions, they warned. Be careful with your money and make sure the donation helps those who really need help.

They offered some good tips for making any charitable contribution, but particularly in times of tragedy. Those tips can be found inside the blog.

 

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