KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 'Tis the season when charities put on the pressure to convince you to give.
Whether they call you on the phone or send you solicitation in the mail, it is wise to be skeptical. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recommends taking time to do a little homework. Schmidt said it is important to research the organization and make sure it's legitimate.
"We do see a rise in the number of scams and rip offs that are posing as charities around the holidays," he said.
Schmidt offers three tips.
1) Make sure the non-profit is registered with the Secretary of State's office.