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Scams & Fraud
by Sid Kirchheimer, AARP Bulletin, Updated March 2011
Q. How can I determine if a charity is legitimate?
A. The easiest way is to check its name and reputation at the Wise Giving Alliance, operated by the Better Business Bureau. Other useful websites include Charity Navigator and GuideStar.
Here are some tips for fielding charity pitches:
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