Give Wisely to Haiti Earthquake Charities

Don’t give or send cash. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card. Write the official name of the charity on your check

In the wake of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, the Federal Trade Commission warns consumers to choose carefully when considering urgent appeals for aid in the news, online, and at social networking sites. The best way to provide immediate help is to donate money directly to established national relief organizations that have the experience and means to deliver aid.

The FTC, the nation’s consumer protection agency, has these tips to

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