December 20, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 35

BBB cautions consumers to watch out for scammers in the wake of Newtown, Conn. school shootings

Do research before making donations to victims’ funds 

The Spokane Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers to reports of phony charity solicitations, supposedly on behalf of the families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown on Friday, Dec. 14. 

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BBB recommends donors avoid giving to charities or funds through unsolicited phone calls, emails, texts or social media appeals. 

Charity scammers strike after natural catastrophes such as hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, as well as tragedies such as the Colorado theater shootings and now the Newtown school massacre.

BBB urges donors to take several steps to protec...

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