Ebola-Related Fears Lead to Ebola-Related Scams

Beware the pretend charity campaigns


If it wasn't enough to have worry over Ebola coming to America, now consumers have to dodge the scams that will pop up as long as the horribly lethal disease stays in the news.

It is routine for con artists to gear up whenever something that provokes fear or sympathy makes headlines. In this case, they have both. And that means, it's vastly more likely that the plague of Ebola-related scams will touch you than the disease itself.

The Better Business Bureau is warning that fundraising efforts have popped up on crowd-funding sites—and they're not all on the up and up.