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Better Business Bureau Warns of 9/11 Scams

Better Business Bureau Warns of 9/11 Scams
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:06am

UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 5:05pm

Eleven years after September 11, 2001, Americans remain deeply moved by the tragedy of that day and generously willing to aid those who still suffer from the impact of 9/11 events. A number of charities, both old and new, continue soliciting donations in order to respond to ongoing needs of victims and their families, to support 9/11 memorials, and to carry out other legitimate 9/11 related purposes. However, news reports have suggested that some charities that solicited funds in the name of 9/11 relief did not apply the funds appropriately. It is wise to be wary.

BBB recommends: Do your homework before giving to the 9/11 cause of your choice. Here are some tips to consider if you are approached with a 9/11 related giving opportunity, especially one that seems unfamiliar, or that is similar to the name of a well-known charity.

• Ask questions about why the charity still needs to collect 9/11 related money now. What ongoing purposes are they serving that flow from the events of 9/11? You can request written details from the charity about what it does with the donations.
• Check with the IRS at www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/ to verify the organization’s tax exempt status.
• Contact your BBB to get BBB charity reviews on 9/11 related charities. See national BBB charity reviews at www.bbb.org/charity.
• Contact us at bbbelpaso.org to suggest a charity for BBB review, and to report any unfamiliar organizations that are collecting 9/11 funds now.
 

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in my town a local business is advertising looking for workers and a friend of mine was looking for work and she is online filing out applications and the company that redirects the applications called her up and told her not to fill out the applications and their website did not say anything about not filing out them she applied at sonic and pizza hut which are hiring in our town their name is snagajob.com is there a way to investigate the told her not to fill out so many applications.

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