The Haiti tragedy is on the mind of so many people. It was great to see all those celebrities get on board by putting on an international concert and giving people the opportunitity to donate. They are even making it so easy to donate by just sending a quick text. Now that’s using technology and psychology all in one shot. Millions are being raised. Now, if it just gets to the right place.
How do you know that what you see on television, hear on the radio, read in your email, see on your computer screen are legit? There are places you should go before you pick up the phone, write that check or click that link.
Government help: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/consumer.shtm
IRS help: http://www.irs.gov/app/pub-78/
Hoax help: http://www.snopes.com
There are many types of scams out there so be prepared. Even if it looks legit and Oprah is endorsing it, check it out!