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Canadians warned to beware of Fort McMurray donation scams

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Canadians are being warned about scammers who may be looking to take advantage of their generosity towards the Fort McMurray wildfire. While many people are opening up their wallets to help support the more than 88-thousand displaced resident, the Competition Bureau says that others may be asking for donations or pretending to be a fake charity in order to profit from the disaster.

It asks people to not give cash or financial information out if you have any doubts about the legitimacy of a website, organization or individual. You can verify if an organization is registered in the Canada Revenue Agency Charity Listings as well.

As for Fort McMurray, the Red Cross is considered a trusted group raising funds for evacuees, and all donations are being matched by both the provincial and federal governments.

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