Good Samaritans don't have to be easy prey for scammers. The recent earthquake in Nepal has generous people getting their checkbooks out to help relief efforts. It also has crooks and scammers trying to pass themselves off as charities in an attempt to rip off those wanting to help.
The Better Business Bureau's Bill Smith tells The Big Z you should find out if you are donating to an actual organization, so ask a lot of questions.
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He says the BBB evaluates charities on a basis of 20 standards of accountability. He says they would like to see charities spend no more than 35% of the money it raises on marketing or other costs, sending at least 65% of its take to those in need.