Don't Fall Victim To Wildfire Relief Charities

The Better Business Bureau is offering tips to help you avoid becoming victim of fraud if you donate to a southern California wildfire relief fund. 

Tips offered by the Better Business Bureau:

*Be wary of charities reluctant to answer reasonable questions about their operations, finances, or programs.

*Do not hesitate to ask for written documentation that describes the charity's finances.

*Find out what they plan to do with excess charity contributions.

*Do not give credit card information over the phone to solicitors.

*Do not give cash

*Don't give in to high-pressure donations. Be wary of any "runners" who are sent to get your donations.

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