Giving Tuesday is here, and the trend of charity scams abounds; do your homework and attend to four simple points to ensure your giving intent is assured.
"If charities were smart, they’d have their “Giving Tuesday” well before Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That way they would get more checks in the door before Americans blow all their cash on the two other days.
"In any case, although you can contribute to the charity of your choice any day of the year, Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1. While you probably have a list of charities that you love and trust, there’s quite a bit of charity fraud out there. Many fake non-profits push hard this time of year to get donations and don’t spend money on the cause they are advertising."--John Wasik, Forbes