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#FraudFriday- Fake Disaster Charities


Fraud Friday- Fake Disaster Charities

Fraud Friday

Recently California has been hit with the catastrophic #Woolseyfire, and #Campfire. People are compelled to help those in need. Scammers are ready to help themselves out of your money for generosity!

Before handing over your money here are a few things to take into consideration:

• It is best to donate using a check or credit card
• Be sure to research a charity before giving
• If a caller requests to wire money or use a gift card DON’T DO IT!
• Never trust a caller ID. Thieves will disguise their true identity but appear as if they are a legitimate charity.
• Do not let a caller rush or force you to make a decision.

Don’t let a thief take advantage of your kindness.

To research, charities go to:
www.usa.gov/donate-to-charity