A year after bombings at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured hundreds more, the Better Business Bureau is warning the public about fake charities purporting to gather funds for victims.
"After tragic events scammers often play to the emotions of consumers seeking donations to special funds that don't exist or that improperly distribute the donations," BBB Rockford Regional Office Director Dennis Horton said. "Consumers need to do careful research before donating to any charity that claims to be involved with the Boston Marathon."
The BBB suggests the following tips when giving to charities:
You can find a list of official Boston Marathon charities here: http://bit.ly/1r3bHR6.
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