In Dallas and Northeast Texas
Giving to friends and families on our minds during the holiday season, so it's natural to think of giving to those in need. Where does your money go when you donate by texting, or buy a product with a portion going to charity?
Pamela Yip in The Dallas Morning News gives tips from BBB to give, but give wisely.
Among the tips from Jeannette Kopko of the Better Business Bureau serving Dallas and Northeast Texas:
Know who you're giving to -- names of charities can sound alike.
Texting a donation -- see how much goes to the charity and when.
Portion of purchase -- look for specifics on how much the charity gets.
For more tips on charitable giving, and detailed BBB Wise Giving Reports on charities, visit www.bbb.org/charity.
Find the story in Saturday's Dallas Morning News, December 17, or go to this link for subscribers. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/headlines/20111216-dig-deep-into-charities-appeals-before-giving-this-holiday-season.ece
Scammers call apparently from Jamaica claiming consumers won a lottery and must pay to get the prize, warns Doug Magditch of CW33-TV. Dallas BBB says you don't have to pay to get a real prize.
Knock, knock -- is that really a charity at your door? Maybe not. Be prepared with tips from Dallas BBB and Doug Magditch of Nightcap News, CW33-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth.
Some job postings promise good pay for easy work at home, but the offers aren't as good as they sound, Jeannette Kopko of Dallas BBB told Doug Magditch of KDAF-TV, Dallas - Fort Worth.