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Attorney General warns New Yorkers to beware of scams in aftermath of Buffalo shooting | Top Story

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Attorney General warns New Yorkers to beware of scams in aftermath of Buffalo shooting | Top Story

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (TNS) — In the wake of the Buffalo terror attack Saturday where 10 people were fatally shot, New York Attorney General Letitia James issued an alert warning all New York residents to beware of potential fraudulent charities.

Dubbed a hate crime by authorities, 13 people were shot and 10 left dead in the supermarket shooting in Buffalo on Saturday. Eleven of the 13 victims were Black, law enforcement officials said.

Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, N.Y., who drove to a Buffalo supermarket and allegedly killed 10 people Saturday afternoon has been charged with murder, according to a report in syracuse.com, SILive.com’s sister site.

James’ office warned that scammers use incidents as such to make money and divert donations away from the intended recipients.

James expressed that scammers will take advantage of kindness for personal gain.

“As New Yorkers from every corner of the state show their support and solidarity with the Buffalo community, I urge them to be careful of sham charities and make sure they give to trustworthy organizations and groups,” said James, “I join the whole Buffalo community and the entire state of New York in mourning this senseless, hate-filled act of terror.”

The attorney general’s office also released tips for those looking to donate to anyone affected by the Buffalo shooting: — Always…

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