Beware: Fake fundraisers are feeding on Boston tragedy

April 23, 2013

Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman warned people not to fall victim to fake fundraisers using the Boston Marathon tragedy to scam people into making bogus contributions.

“My heart goes out to those killed and injured in the explosions at the Boston Marathon — as well as to their friends and families,” Ferguson said. “It’s unfortunate that in this time of national mourning, there are those who would exploit our compassion for their own personal gain — but we want to remind people to be careful with their money and make sure your donation helps those who really need the help.”

Wyman joined Ferguson in cautioning Washington donors to exercise judgment as they respond to the bombings in Boston.

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