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Bona fide charitable organizations have, as their mission, to benefit the public.

Fake charities take advantage of taxpayers’ good nature in order to steal your money and potentially, your identity.

Fake charities often pop up after disasters like the 2015 South Carolina floods.

To avoid being taken advantage of, donate to recognized charities using check or credit card where possible. Remember that you don’t need to give out personal information, like your Social Security number, for the purpose of obtaining a receipt for your charitable donation.

The best documentation on your end is a canceled check or credit card receipt so donate using those means on secure sites whenever possible.