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Consumers warned about charity scams

December 4, 2008 9:37:33 AM PST
Giving to others in need is a part of the holiday season, but not everyone asking for money has good intentions.If you're not sure that a charity is legitimate, there are websites that can help you find out where donations end up.

Guidestar.org and CharityWatchdog.orgguide star dot org and charity watch dot org are among those to check

The National Consumers League says the most common charity scam this year has come from solicitors pretending to represent police charities. Find out how to avoid scams, by visiting

  • guidestar.org
  • charitywatchdog.org

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