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AG Says Beware of Typhoon Charity Scams
Posted on: 11/12/2013
By  Mike Cullums

Following the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohioans to be very cautious when responding to requests for donations to help the victims.
 
DeWine says charitable donors can protect themselves by following these tips:
    Research before you contribute. Visit OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov to determine if an organization is registered in Ohio and to find additional information.
     
    Donate to well-known, established charities. Be wary of copycat charities or those with similar-sounding names.
     
    Be wary of all unsolicited calls or emails. Do not give your credit card or bank information over the phone, and do not click on links or attachments in unsolicited emails.  
     
    Do not allow yourself to be pressured to give. High-pressure tactics signal a scam.
Anyone who suspects charity fraud should contact the Attorney General's Office at 800-282-0515 or via their website.   
 
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