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This week the focus is on charity scams

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Every year, charity regulators from around the word get together to raise awareness about charity fraud. The FTC joins this effort again this year because it’s so important to know how to spot a charity scam. The more you know, the less likely you’ll donate to a bogus charity. Better yet, you’ll make sure your money is helping in the way you intended.
 
 
Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at #StopCharityFraud to get the latest advice on how to avoid charity scams. This year, we’re focusing on:
You can help people make sure their donations reach real charities, not scammers. This week, join in to raise awareness in your community about charity scams:
  • Share our videos on social media
  • Follow us at Facebook.com/FederalTradeCommission and at Twitter.com/FTC
  • Create your own social media posts using ideas from ftc.gov/charity. Don’t forget to tag @FTC and use #StopCharityFraud
  • Report charity scams at ReportFraud.ftc.gov
Blog Topics: 
Money & Credit
Scam Tags:  Charity Scams

Comments

Don't you guys think, in addition to your website, would you provide Charity Navigator? I use it as a source, I didn't even know you guys had a website for this. Just sayin', the more you know the better. If your trying to stop fraud, shouldn't you use everything you know to combat it?

Yes, we list organizations that can help you research a charity,and Charity Navigator is on the list. 

Charity Navigator and other organizations offer reports and ratings about how charitable organizations spend donations and how they conduct business.

I receive about 10 to 15 charitable request mail in my mailbox each week, how do I know which ones are legitimate? I try to pick at least one each month but I really cannot afford them supporting myself on social security alone.

You can research charities before you donate. Find out how at  ftc.gov/charity

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