Tulsa, Okla. - Scammers may be trying to take advantage of the ongoing border crisis.
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is warning that con-artists have been posing as fundraisers for 501(c) non-profits, pretending to be helping the illegal immigrant kids from Central America.
The Sheriff's Office says you can verify an organization's tax-exempt status and eligibility to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions by going to the IRS website and using their search tool, asking to see an organization's IRS letter recognizing it as tax-exempt.
Also, you can call the IRS toll-free at 1-877-829-5500.
The Sheriff's Office says if you have been approached by an organization that you do not feel is credible, don't hesitate to contact your local law enforcement agency.