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Woodinville Man to Appear on NBC Today Show Friday to Talk Newtown Charity Scams

Alexis Haller: Scammers are stealing from the families of victims of this horrible tragedy.

Alexis Haller, the Woodinville man who gave the eulogy at his 6-year-old nephew's funeral Monday in Connecticut, will appear on the NBC Today Show Friday morning, according to a post on his Facebook page.

The Facebook post follows:

Will be on Today Show tomorrow between 7am and 8am regarding the charity scam issue

Haller and other family members of Noah Pozner, who was killed Dec. 14 in the Newtown school massacre, have been dealing with someone they don't know soliciting donations in Noah's memory, claiming that they'd send any cards, packages and money collected to his parents and siblings. An official-looking website had been set up, with Noah's name as the address, even including petitions on gun control, according to an AP report on the Huffington Post website.

Haller reportedly called on law enforcement authorities to seek out "these despicable people."

"These scammers," he said, "are stealing from the families of victims of this horrible tragedy."

Alexis Haller also said in the AP story that the experience "should serve as a warning signal to other victims' families. We urge people to watch out for these frauds on social media sites."

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Update: Woodinville Man Gives Eulogy For 6-Year-Old Nephew Killed in Newtown, CT

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