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Making charitable donations can be fulfilling and also help your bottom line. Not only do you get to support causes that are important to you, but you can help reduce your taxable income.
Unfortunately, many bad actors are posing as reputable charities, and it’s up to you to protect your money. Luckily, there are ways to spot a scam and ensure the charity you’ve chosen is legitimate. Here’s how to make sure your next contribution is going to a good place.
Look For Warning Signs
Scammers will often use tactics that legitimate organizations won’t. It’s essential to familiarize yourself with potential red flags when considering a financial donation to a charity. Here are some common tactics used by illegitimate charities.
High Pressure – While most reputable charities do a great job of stressing how important your donation is, they’ll typically stop short of cranking up…