The Cajun Navy selflessly plunges into storm-ravaged areas to render aid ... just make sure if you offer support, it's to the real heroes.
The Better Business Bureau issued a news release Thursday that warned potential donors of scammers posing as the groups and soliciting donations.
It was about 8:30 p.m. Saturday when Cajun Navy volunteers received word that floodwaters were moving into neighborhoods near where the group …
" 'Cajun Navy' is a term that is synonymous with selfless acts of heroism," read the post, "brave men and women who risk their lives to help rescue people and provide relief to communities after a natural disaster. However, there are some unscrupulous people who take advantage of the generosity and kindness of others, especially during these emergency situations."
The BBB release said the group has identified "several" Cajun Navy entities accepting donations as if they were charities, but were not so.
As Hurricane Florence began to inundate parts of North and South Carolina, members from multiple Cajun Navy organizations were at the front lines.
Multiple Cajun Navy groups have gone across multiple states in recent years to assist with flooding and recovery efforts. The group was integral in Louisiana's response to massive flooding in 2016. They group also assisted with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Florence along the Carolina coast and now Hurricane Michael in Florida and elsewhere.
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As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the East Coast with the potential to cause catastrophic damage, the Baton Rouge branch of the Cajun Navy…