In the wake of the massive storm that hit the eastern U.S. Attorney General Mike DeWine urges people to be cautious when responding to requests for donations to help those in harm's way.
Warning signs that a charitable request might be a scam include:
-The charity's name is similar to a well-known, nationally recognized charity.
-Callers use high-pressure tactics to request immediate donations.
-The caller is hesitant or unable to answer questions.
-The caller offers prizes in return for a donation.
-The caller requests checks to be made payable to a person instead of the charity.
If you suspect charitable fraud or have questions about a charity or a professional solicitor, you should call the Attorney General's Office at (800) 282-0515.
Research a charity by visiting www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov to find out whether the organization is registered and current in the state of