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Ashley Moody Issues Consumer Alert Warning Floridians About Maui Wildfires Charity Scams

Last week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert warning Floridians who wish to give funds to those affected by the Maui wildfires of the potential for charity scams.

The wildfires burned more than 2,800 acres and claimed the lives of at least 100 people. Moody reminded anyone wishing to donate to victims of the fires, or charities providing aid, to be on guard against scammers who may exploit the disaster for personal gain.

Moody said, “It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by the wildfires in Hawaii. Residents in the affected areas have endured tragic losses and Floridians may wish to donate to help the recovery. However, scammers may try to exploit the tragedy to take advantage of generous donors. Be cautious of bad actors when making donations to help the victims of this tragedy.”

Tips to avoid charity scams in the wake of a disaster include:

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Check the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance at or Charity Navigator to determine whether a charity exists and if there are any complaints against the organization before donating;

Research how the charity uses donations;

Refrain from providing personal or financial information to unsolicited calls or emails on behalf of a charity; and

Carefully review the charity’s name before making a donation. Scammers may try to trick unwary donors with titles that resemble legitimate organizations.

Floridians can report charity scams to the Florida Attorney General’s Office by calling 1(866) 9NO-SCAM or visiting


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  1. Keith Mathis

    August 23, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Please address the problem with revive sps selling defective hot tubs as working, with a warranty they have no intention of honoring.
    There are over 55 known victims of this scam ring, and only you can put a stop to this. Our Oklahoma AG is possibly looking at additional charges against them as well. Please help

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