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.