JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Phony charities are taking advantage of the devastating situation in Mayflower and Vilonia.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's Consumer Protection Division received reports of at least one charity scam on a crowdfunding website.
Tacker said scammers will take advantage of any avenue they have, including door-to-door solicitations, social media and crowdfunding websites.
Tacker said scams actually become more prevalent during disaster situations.
"Arkansans are very, very generous and we rally together to help our neighbors," Tacker said. "The scammers really like to take advantage of that generosity."
Tacker said phone counselors, charity specialists and investigators are available to assist anyone who comes across a scam. Consumers can contact them at (800) 482-8982 or charities@ArkansasAG.gov.
For more tips and charities the attorney general recommends, visit the following: