Cyber scams are exploiting Türkiye-Syria earthquake relief efforts. Here’s what to know

A family sits under a tent after their house collapsed due to the earthquake in Antakya, Hatay province, Turkey, February 21, 2023. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Many of the scams use emotional language and deceptive imagery to evoke sympathy. Image: REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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Syrian artist Aziz Asmar paints street art on the rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel-held town of Jandaris, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in Syria February 22, 2023. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
A Syrian artist paints street art on a damaged building following the deadly earthquake. Image: REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

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