Holiday donors can avoid charity scams

December 11, 2012

By Staff

Secretary of State Sam Reed and state Attorney General Rob McKenna urged consumers to beware of holiday charity scams, and unveiled a report to help residents donate wisely.

Throughout 2012, charities using commercial fundraisers in Washington received 46 percent of total donations raised by the fundraisers — lower than the 56 percent in the 2011 report and a major drop from the 77 percent in the 2010 report. Read the most recent report on the Office of the Secretary of State’s website at http://1.usa.gov/TgnGu0.

The report is updated on a weekly basis. Consumers can also run reports in real time and receive current registration information on commercial fundraisers.

Victims of charity fraud should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays at 1-800-551-4636 toll free or file a complaint at www.atg.wa.gov.

Bookmark and Share
Other Stories of Interest: , ,

Comments

Got something to say?

Before you comment, please note:

  • These comments are moderated.
  • Comments should be relevant to the topic at hand and contribute to its discussion.
  • Personal attacks and/or excessive profanity will not be tolerated and such comments will not be approved.
  • This is not your personal chat room or forum, so please stay on topic.