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Donating to a legitimate charity for Arizona Gives Day

Posted at 10:19 PM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 01:19:57-04

Arizona giving day kicks off tomorrow, and many of you will be donating to various charities that are dear to your hearts. 

But how would you know if your money is going to the charity of your choice? 

Before you donate to the charity of choice, The Better Business Bureau is asking everyone to do their research. Making sure consumers are well aware of where their money is going. 

Susann Miller, director of communications and consumer affairs with the BBB says to make sure it's legitimate. 

Miller recommends using the website Give.org where a consumer can get all the information as long as they have it listed. 

"If there's no information on the charity that would be a red flag and that's not an organization that's filed," she said.

Miller tells KGUN 9 that scammers will take advantage of any situation to make a quick buck.

Arizona Gives Day begins Tuesday.