Tips on Making Charitable Contributions:
Another long-standing type of deception involves scams that happen in the wake of natural disasters.
Following major disasters, it’s common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned donors. Scam artists use a variety of strategies. Some scammers operating bogus charities may contact people by telephone or email to ask for money or financial information.
Before you give, utilize Select Check on the IRS website to determine if a non-profit is real or not.