Business Bulletin: Fundraiser scams hit Chattanooga area in wake of tragedy

Q. My neighborhood in North Chattanooga had a person going door to door making a donation appeal for military support. Considering the recent tragedy in our community, I was uncomfortable with the solicitation and its accountability. What advice may BBB have for this type activity?

A. Sadly, when a tragedy or natural disaster occurs in an area, we usually have scammers who take advantage of the circumstances. This is an emotional time in our community; we all are somewhat still in disbelief of what has taken place. Importantly, our community wants to help in some manner. For most, a monetary donation is the opportunity we have to support the victims and their families.