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Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Elder Abuse |

USS Bonhomme Richard – giving to sailors in need

by Carol Kando-Pineda
Counsel, FTC, Division of Consumer & Business Education

You may have seen reports of the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard. Dozens of sailors fled the burning ship and lost all their possessions. When a distressing event like this happens, many folks look for ways to help. But you also want to make sure your money gets to the people you want to help. In this case, scammers are making that more difficult. Officials at Naval Base Coronado have sounded the alarm about fake crowdfunding pages trying to take advantage of the crisis.