Wolf Administration Warns Against Charity Scams


December 9, 2021

With so many people donating to charities this time of year, the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) and Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) are offering tips to help consumers make sure their contributions are going to legitimate charitable organizations.

Consumers can protect their contributions and prevent becoming a victim by learning how to identify a charity scam.

Red Flags of Charity Scams:

1. Similar Sounding Name: Scammers often use names that sound similar to legitimate charities to intentionally create confusion.

2. High Pressure Solicitation: Fraudsters...

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