With flood waters continuing to rise along the Mississippi River, the Better Business Bureau says don't be surprised if you get a call from someone claiming to be collecting donations for the victims.
They say it's likely a scam, and the caller will ask for your credit card information. In fact, judging by other natural disasters, scammers will soon be setting up fake donation websites as well. During flooding earlier this year, two teenagers were even arrested after going door to door collecting money for a fake charity set up to help victims.
The BBB says to research a charity before you give. They even have set up the Wise Giving Alliance that produces reports on over 1,300 national charities.
To get more information on a specific charity click here: http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/