September 1, 2014

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BBB tips on Breast Cancer Awareness donations

October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many Americans embrace this cause by purchasing pink-ribbon products and services to support a cure for breast cancer. Your Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid being scammed.

Over the last year, millions of inquiries were made to BBBs across the US and Canada about charities. When donating to charity, people need to be aware of where their money is going. Remember, if you receive solicitations for donations, be cautious of people claiming to represent national breast cancer charities. According to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization (NBCAM), the group doesn’t solicit contributions and hasn’t authorized the use of its name for solicitation purposes. Contact charities directly to confirm solicitations.