AG Issues Scam Warning

Jackson, Miss.

Attorney General Jim Hood has issued a warning about scams related to the tornado that struck Oklahoma.

Hood says Mississippians have generous hearts and are so open to giving that they are often targeted by con-artists who use tragic events to scam money.

"I would just caution our residents to be alert and to only donate to reputable charities such as The Salvation Army or the Red Cross," said Hood.

Hood advises anyone who thinks they may have fallen victim to such a scam to call his office at 1-800-281-4418.