Natural disasters present an opportunity to do good by helping the many affected by the disaster. Unfortunately, it also presents an opportunity for the cheaters to prey on the unsuspecting. Times like these give rise to fake charitable organizations and individuals whose only goal is to cheat the consumer by capitalizing on their wish to help the needy. The IRS recently warned consumers of such scams (related to Typhoon Haiyan - Yolanda) and have cautioned the consumers from donating their money to such scam organizations / individuals.
Information regarding this warning and IRS tips to avoid becoming a victim to scams can be found at IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims