Charitable Giving Tips

November 28, 2016

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered charitable giving tips ahead of “Giving Tuesday,” the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, when donors are urged to make charitable contributions amid the holiday shopping season.

To detect and avoid potential charity scams, donors should:

To help protect businesses and their customers from charity donation scams, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office provides “A Charity Guide for Businesses,” which encourages businesses to evaluate charitable solicitation requests, such as requests to set up a donation table outside a store. The guide includes a sample approval form businesses can use in their vetting process.