Monday, March 27, 2006

Denton Record-Chronicle |"Avoid donation scams with some research

Denton Record-Chronicle | News for Denton, Texas | Local News: "Avoid donation scams with some research

06:59 AM CST on Monday, March 27, 2006

By Cliff Despres / Staff Writer

Out of the goodness of your heart, you dip into your pocketbook and donate a few bucks or more to a local charity that says it helps folks in need.

But is your money going to the needy or the greedy?

People shouldn’t stop giving but should check out agencies beforehand and be wary of potential scams or startup charities whose name might resemble an established one, said Pat Gobble, president and CEO of United Way of Denton County.

Denton hasn’t had a huge problem with scam groups, Gobble said, but new groups sprout up all the time, so it’s crucial for people to research them."

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