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Hurricane Florence Resource Guide

Resources for disaster relief and information

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Identifying Scams

Federal and North Carolina Government Websites

FEMA Hurricane Florence Rumor Control

North Carolina Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Division - This website contains a searchable registry, a smart donor checklist, and information about avoiding Hurricane Florence Scams.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - The FTC site has a recent blog post titled, "Wise Giving after a Hurricane", as well as a page on dealing with weather emergencies that discusses scam alerts.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - The IRS has a news release titled "IRS Warns of Scams Related to Natural Disasters" that contains information about disaster relief, donations to charities, as well as additional information.

NC Department of Justice (Attorney General's website) - NC DOJ has a page on the website with information about disaster fraud. In addition, there are pages Charity, Avoiding Charity Scams, and Giving To Charity.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) - The FCC has a consumer guide page with information about post-storm scams, "After Storms, Watch Out for Scams"

United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team - Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

Additional Resources (BBB Wise Give Alliance) - This website allows users to search charity reports.

Charity Navigator - This website allows users to search charities.

Charity Watch - This website provides information about charities.

Guide Star - This website contains information regarding nonprofits.