The Better Business Bureau is warning individuals to beware of possible charity scams that follow in the wake of tragedies, such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tragic occurrences usually inspire people to give to help those in need, but scammers take advantage of that generosity to benefit themselves.
Social media makes it easy for these scammers to reach a lot of people very quickly, while emotions are still running high. The BBB has tips for those that want to give, but don't want to help out a scammer.
The BBB's Wise Giving Alliance urges donors to give thoughtfully and avoid scammers by following these tips: