Tis the season for increased awareness of and opportunity for charitable giving. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of the holiday season to tug at our heartstrings and try to get to our wallets. I stopped by Studio 5 to chat with Brooke about how a little research will help you avoid a scam and ensure that your gift goes to a reputable charity that will use the money as you intend.
To avoid charity scams, consider these 5 tips before you give:
One final thought-fake websites and other scams get taken down and scammers get caught largely because consumers like you report them! If you see anything fishy report it to ftc.gov/complaint.
Comment below: How do you incorporate charitable giving into your holiday budget?