How to make sure the charities you give to are legitimate

(WTNH) — Tuesday is “Giving Tuesday,” which began as a global movement five years ago. Thousands of organizations will solicit donations on this day, but there are scammers out there as well.

So, what should you look out for?

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First, get the charity’s exact name, and double check their legitimacy before you give. If you get phone calls or people coming to your door, resist pressure. Be wary of heart-wrenching appeals, and do your research.

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Check websites for basic information about organizations, and check for their tax exempt status.

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