POSTED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 5, 2012 - 6:04pm
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Beware of who you're texting your donations to. That's the message from the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau.
They say scam artists are posing as reputable charities trying to rip you off via your cell phone.
To make sure you are sending your money to the right place they recommend you do a background check.
This is especially true when a natural disaster hits.
"Anytime that there is any disaster, whether it's by mother nature or some other type of disaster, the better business bureau over the years has seen and will see an increase in questionable solicitations," says Better Business Bureaus President Jim Stalls.
Here's a link to reputable charities you can donate to: http://www.batonrouge.bbb.org