Attorney General Warns of Charity Scams After Oklahoma Tornado
Madigan says scam artists often try to take advantage of people who want to help after a disaster. She's urging the public to do their research to ensure their donation will directly benefit victims. Organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, Guidestar and the attorney general's office provide information about charities.
Madigan also suggests donating to trusted, well known organizations. She says the public should be wary of charities that seem to have "sprung up overnight." And she says donors should never send cash. Suspicious solicitations may be reported to the attorney general's Charitable Trust Bureau.
See other LocalNews news:Two Hurt When I-57 Turns Into Sheet of Ice Near Route 161 Exit
Eastern Illinois University Announces Layoffs, Furloughs
College-Accrediting Agency Sends Warning Amid Budget Impasse
Public Can't Attend Obama's Speech at Illinois House
Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background