BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU WARNS OF TELEPHONE SCAMS PDF Print
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

BBB is warning local residents to beware of scammers who are using Kosair Charities’ good name!  A local resident received a call from someone claiming to be with the Firefighter’s Union, who said he was selling decals and seals for the Kosair Charities burn unit.

First, local firefighters raise money for the Crusade for Children, not for specific entities. Second, the closest “burn unit” associated with Kosair Charities is at the Shriner’s Hospital in Cincinnati.  Third, when the woman informed the caller that her husband was on the Board of Kosair Charities, he immediately hung up.

 

BBB sees charity scams like this all of the time. Scam artists like to tug at your heart. BBB has these tips on charity scams:

  1. Don’t be fooled by names that look impressive or that closely resemble the names of well-known organizations.
  2. Resist demands for on-the-spot donations.  .
  3. Watch out for charities that claim 100% of your contribution will benefit programs.
  4. Check out charities with BBB.  BBB accredits charities according to the highest ethical standards for the industry.  Our Charity Reviews can help you decide whether a charity will spend your money wisely.

For more tips, go to www.bbb.org or call 1-800-388-2222.

 

 

 

 

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