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Ohio AG's Office Says Exercise Caution This Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a way for people to help non-profit organizations and the less fortunate. 

The Ohio Attorney General's office says be generous, but wise. Spokesperson David O'Neil says scammers may also be trying to compete for contributions:

O'Neil says many charities use social media, crowdfunding and donation portals - and so do scammers:


The Better Business Bureau says 65 percent of Americans don't investigate where their money is going prior to making a donation. Charities can be verified through the Ohio Attorney General's website, as well as BBB Wise Giving Alliance,  CharityNavigator and IRS Select Check.


Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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