Experts say that after disasters and tragedies, fake crowdfunding pages and scams often pop up trying to take money from people who want to help victims.

As rescue and recovery efforts continued after a Surfside, Fla., condo collapse, Miami-Dade officials have urged the public not to donate money to anyone purporting to be raising funds for the recovery efforts or for families, without first visiting Miami-Dade county’s government website to find legitimate ways to donate. 

The Internal Revenue Service also warned the public about fraudulent schemes and fake charities, which can pop up around widely publicized tragedies and disasters.  

The organizations that local officials in South Florida support for relief donations are:

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