Tips for protecting against charity scams

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 18:34:27-05

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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