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The significant earthquake in Turkey and Syria are being abused by scammers to steal relief donations. As government, businesses and charities are steeping up to raise funds and aids for victims, the scammers are wasting no time in targeting unsuspecting donors. Multiple scams have been identified running on twitter and abusing legitimate platforms like PayPal’s fundraising pages to create convincing scam websites to collect proceeds from donors. As always, be vigilant, only donate to organisations that have an established track record and don’t blindly believe requests for help on social media.

This segment was created for the It’s 5:05 podcast