BBB warns public of holiday scams

The holiday season is all about giving, but the Better Business Bureau wants to make sure you know who you're giving too.

\"People are also looking to contribute to charities. It's part of the holiday season, it's a feel good season,\"said Executive Vice-President for the BBB Liz Fredrichs .

Fredrichs offered a few tips to make sure your money goes to the right place.

\"Fraudulent charities use names that are very similar to legitimate charities,\"said Fredrichs.

She also suggest not donating money over the phone and encourages people to research the charity before writing that check.

You can check a charities status with the BBB by going to

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