Donation Scams
8:14 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Better Business Bureau Warns Donors to Check Organizations Offering Storm Relief

Officials with the Better Business Bureau say consumers who want to donate to help storm vicitims in the region should do a little background checking before they give money to organizations they don't recognize. Vice President of Communications Reanna Smith-Hamblin says on-line and door to door solicitations are sometimes used by con artists who are trying to steal someone's identity or get their cash.

The BBB says local churches and the Red Cross are generally good ways to be certain your donated dollars are going where they are needed.