Mid-Valley Scam Alert: Be careful who you donate to | Local

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Donating to a good cause is a great way to give back to the community and help someone in need. But what if that β€œperson in need” is actually a scam artist?

The last thing anyone wants to do is give their money to an especially unworthy cause. But how do you know that your generous gift is going to the intended person? In this edition of the Mid-Valley Scam Alert, we’re taking a look at donation scams.

Natural disasters, armed conflicts and social justice issues are aplenty in today’s world. A lot of good-hearted people and organizations want to make a difference and will accept monetary donations for specific causes.

Unfortunately, fraudsters are taking advantage of the kind nature of people all over the world. Fortunately, the Federal Trade Commission has some tips for avoiding a disastrous donation.

Research first

The internet makes it extremely easy to look up an organization online. Researching a group or…

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