The holidays are generally a time
of giving for many. However, this creates an opportunity for scammers to solicit donations to line
their own pockets.
Beware of solicitations from charities that don't
necessarily deliver on their promises or are ill-equipped to carry out their
plans. The BBB also advises resisting demands for on-the-spot donations.
Always research charities with the BBB before you donate to
see if the charity meets the BBB's 20 Standards for Charity
Accountability. Up-to-date reports on local and national charities are
available at www.bbb.org/charity.