The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance is offering tips to help Americans avoid falling victim to charity scams taking advantage of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday.
Some scammers use this time of year to solicit donations from individuals who think they are giving to legitimate veteran and military-affiliated charities.
The agency recommends doing a little research before handing out your donations this year. The BBB's charity reports can be viewed at give.org or in a paper copy of the Wise Giving Guide.
The free guide can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing a post card or note with your mailing address to: Wise Giving Guide, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has offered these tips for donating to veterans and military-affiliated organizations: