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How to Stay Safe from Charity Fraud

By Lisa Lujan, Online Giving Coordinator, Community First Foundation

A few months back I came across an article called "Don’t Get Scrooged," by Mitch Morrissey, Denver District Attorney of the Second Judicial District. Given the fraudulent nature of the age we live in, I’d like to share some of the DA office’s important safety tips.

The first part of the article says that "donors should be wary about giving without doing a little research to ensure the charity is legitimate.”

It continues by saying to "avoid any charity or fundraiser that..." 
Won’t provide proof that a contribution is tax deductibleThanks you for a previous pledge that you can’t remember giving to in the pastUses high-pressure tacticsAsks for donations in cashOffers to send a courier to collect the donation or asks for you to wire moneyRefuses to provide written information about itselfAppeals to your heart strings, especially patriotism and current events.”What’s great about using ColoradoGive…