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Avoiding Charity Scams

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Can You Spot Charity Scams?

Following a tragic event, there is often an outpouring of support for victims, and there are those who will attempt to take advantage. Before you open your wallet, consider these tips:

Avoid pressure tactics

Be wary of emotional appeals, such as “urgent” or “critical” from unfamiliar organizations.

Watch out for similar names

Some phony charities use names that closely resemble those of respected, legitimate organizations.

Avoid paying cash

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