The Texas Attorney General is warning consumers to be aware of a scam claming to be collecting donations for the families of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says professional con artists are using telephone calls and e-mails to solicit the donations.
Consumers who believe they have been targeted or "spammed" by bogus operators should call the Attorney General's Consumer Protection toll-free hotline at 1-800-621-0508. To file a complaint online just (click here) and click on "Consumer Protection." Consumers may forward a suspect e-mail to Texas Attorney General complaint analysts at (consumer firstname.lastname@example.org).