This article was originally posted by the FTC. See the original article here.

Every year, charity regulators from around the word get together to raise awareness about charity fraud. The FTC joins this effort again this year because it’s so important to know how to spot a charity scam. The more you know, the less likely you’ll donate to a bogus charity. Better yet, you’ll make sure your money is helping in the way you intended.

Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at #StopCharityFraud to get the latest advice on how to avoid charity scams. This year, we’re focusing on:

You can help people make sure their donations reach real charities, not scammers. This week, join in to raise awareness in your community about charity scams:

  • Share our videos on social media
  • Follow us at and at
  • Create your own social media posts using ideas from Don’t forget to tag @FTC and use #StopCharityFraud
  • Report charity scams at

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.

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