Fraud Alerts/PSAs

December 13, 2019: No Goodwill in Charity Scam

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When donating to a charity, make sure the money is going to the right cause and not into a crook’s pocket.

In the Charity Scam, con artists prey on people who are generous with their money and are looking to contribute to an organization.

So-called charities that are actually run by fraudsters may pop up after a natural disaster or during the holidays.

TIPS:

  • Do research; reputable charities tell how money is spent and if the donation is tax-deductible.
  • Do not respond to emails or cold calls asking for contributions.
  • Do not give cash donations.

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