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Beware of Scammers Exploiting Tragedy

Scammers are taking advantage of the tragedy in Sandy Hook. Some are collecting donations in memory of the victims, others are benefiting from fake Facebook pages.

Appeals for donations may come through email, websites, and social media. Some appeals may even come over the phone.

Before contributing, always check out a charity. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has reports on nationally soliciting charitable organizations. Contact the charity directly, not through an intermediary. For further tips, check out Before Giving to a Charity from the FTC.

The following articles provide more tips for avoiding these scams.

BBB Offers Ten Giving Tips for Newtown Tragedy

Scammers & Spammers Try To Cash In On Sandy Hook Shootings

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