The secretary of state is urging Tennesseans who want to donate to the storm relief effort to be aware of scams.
To make sure your donations end up in the hands of those who need them, here are some tips:
- If someone contacts you to make a donation, ask for their name and verify who they are before you give out your personal information.
- Investigate the charity and make sure it's legitimate.
- Ask where the money you give is going.
- Never send cash. It's important to have a paper record, like a cashed check or credit card receipt.