BBB Warns Of Holiday Charity Scams
During the holiday season, Ohio charities often call homes seeking donations.
But Sue McConnell with the Better Business Bureau warns Ohioans that con artists use ploys such as sound-alike names to trick consumers into parting with their money. McConnell says her organization rates charities and places the information on its website. McConnell says charity fraud is often under-reported because people don't know it happens. The Federal Trade Commission estimates 25 million Americans are victims of consumer fraud each year.