BPD alerts residents to possible fraudulent websites soliciting donations for victims of Boston Bombing
Advisory: BPD is alerting residents to possible fraudulent websites soliciting donations for victims of the bombing in Boston.
The Bedford Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the National Cybersecurity and Communication Integrity Center (NCCIC) are alerting residents to possible fraudulent websites asking for donations for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Individuals should also avoid solicitations via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It is requested that any suspicious solicitation activity be reported to the New Hampshire Information & Analysis Center Office: 603.223.3859 for further assessment and review.
The NCCIC recommends that all persons looking to donate money in support of those affected by Monday’s events rely on official fund raising charities such as the American Red Cross. Exercise caution when clicking on links or interacting with social media accounts that claim to represent the best interest of those involved in this incident. Additionally, when searching for updates on the story, it is safest to go directly to trusted news sources rather than conducting general search engine quires. Those attempting to donate should seek established, well-known organizations.
If you are not sure about an organization asking for donations to the Boston Marathon bombings then please contact the Bedford Police Department @ 472-5113
Remember, “See Something, Say Something.”