For some, donating to charities is part of the expression of the holiday spirit. With the holiday season approaching, the Federal Trade Commission has issued tips to help consumers protect themselves from potential charity scams, including:
Additional consumer and business education material is available at www.ftc.gov/charityfraud.
To help consumers donate wisely this season, FTC regional representatives are available for live interviews in the following cities to discuss charity scams: Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; San Francisco, CA; and Los Angeles, CA. FTC representatives also will be available for phone interviews in cities outside of the designated cities.
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