During a natural disaster, everyone looks for a way to help those in need. Donating money is the quickest way to help and provides charities the flexibility to channel resources to impacted areas.

All too often, though, scam artists take advantage of the charitable giving and attempt to con unsuspecting people out of their donations. It’s important for donors to make sure they are vetting the charities receiving the funds.

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB serving Northern Indiana.

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