Oklahoma AG warns of Connecticut shooting charity scams

Oklahoma's attorney general is warning people to be on the lookout for charity scams following a mass shooting at a Connecticut school last week that killed 26 students and teachers.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 21, 2012

Oklahoma's attorney general is warning people to be on the lookout for charity scams following a mass shooting at a Connecticut school last week that killed 26 students and teachers.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office issued the alert after officials in Connecticut received complaints about criminals setting up fake charities in the names of some of the dead children.

Pruitt's office says Oklahomans should donate to organizations with proven track records, watch out for impersonators with similar sounding names of well-known organizations and never give personal or financial information over the phone or via e-mail to groups asking for contributions.

He says people who want to make donations to help those affected by the shootings should visit www.ct.gov and click on, “How to Help Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Victims.”