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Tips for protecting against charity scams

Posted: 6:34 PM, Jan 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-01 23:34:27Z
Tips for protecting against charity scams
Tips for protecting against charity scams

Donating to charity? Beware of scammers trying to take advantage of your kindness. 

Charities may try to reach you through email, phone and face-to-face contact. Before making contributions, there's some precautions you'll want to take so you don't get scammed.

Check the organization

  • Contact the Better Business Bureau
  • Research the organization online

Check accepted payment methods

  • Use caution if sending cash or prepaid cards
  • Only provide credit and debit card information if organization is credible

For more, watch the video above. 

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