|Published:||Dec 19, 2012 4:59 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 19, 2012 4:59 PM EST|
NEW YORK (AP) - Scam artists have started to prey on the memories of those who were killed in the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
The family of Noah Pozner was grieving for the 6-year-old when they learned that someone was soliciting donations in the boy's memory. A website had been set up with his name, even including petitions on gun control. It was a scam.
Noah's uncle, Alexis Haller, called it an outraged and reported the action to police.
Consumer groups and government officials say call for caution about unsolicited requests for donations, by phone or email. They tell people to be wary of callers who don't want to answer questions about their organization, who won't take "no" for an answer, or who convey what seems to be an unreasonable sense of urgency.
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