Orlando Shooting: Fake Charities Are Scamming Donors — Find Out How To Avoid Them!

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Many generous people are donating to charities in hopes of helping those affected by the devastating Orlando shooting that claimed 50 lives over the weekend.

But those who are eager to help should know exactly where their money is going first — because fake charities have been popping up looking to scam donors!

On Monday, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning telling donors to exercise caution before giving away money, as fake funds disguised are disguising themselves as organizations pledging to help the Orlando victims and families.

Related: Disney Donates $1 Million To Help Orlando Shooting Victims!

H. Art Taylor, the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, said in a press release:

“We are already hearing about click-bait schemes and questionable solicitations, and we expect there will be numerous scams and frauds. We urge those generous donors to give wisely so their gifts can do the most good.”

The bureau suggests that those looking to make a donation should avoid clicking on unfamiliar links and keep a lookout for “vague appeals” that don’t say how money will be used.

Also, donors should make sure to double-check the URL for accuracy, and check to see if the site is registered with the government.

We hope those who plan on donating make sure they aren’t being taken advantage of by some awful scammers who want to illegally profit off the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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Jun 14, 2016 6:31pm PDT

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