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Check to make sure phone charity calls are legit before donating

Charity Phone Call Scam
Posted at 6:09 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 19:12:51-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Scams aren’t anything new, especially scammers calling people on the phone.

A recent story by St. Louis NBC station KSDK-TV looked at a recent twist on phone scams: law enforcement organizations such as the National Police and Troopers Association calling and asking for donations.

As for the particular organization, they do give some money to charity, but the vast majority of donations go to help fundraising.

Those with questions about a charity calling on the phone can visit websites like Guidestar and Charity Watch.