Whenever a major event like what we're seeing in Ukraine takes place, many people look for ways to help. Unfortunately, scammers take full advantage of this use names and create websites and social media accounts that are very similar to names of legitimate charities. Misinformation runs rampant. Scammers, and even well-meaning people, share information that has not been verified, particularly on social media.
WHAT TO DO:
1) Use the following resources to help you research charities BEFORE YOU GIVE: BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, CharityWatch, and GuideStar.
2) Before you pass along or share any information, make a donation, or share your personal information, do some fact-checking by going to the trusted sites just mentioned.
If you don't know where to donate, here's a list of Better Business Bureau accredited charities currently working on Ukraine relief:
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