These “truly evil” charity scams follow every storm. Don’t get taken by them

If 2017 was a record year for national disasters, then it was a disastrous year for charity scams.

It’s difficult to estimate the size of these swindles. The site Charity Navigator says total giving to charitable organizations hit $390 billion in 2016, an increase of 2.7 percent. A separate UK study estimates that charity fraud amounted to $3.1 billion in 2017. Read more “These “truly evil” charity scams follow every storm. Don’t get taken by them”

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Scam alert! In this hyperactive hurricane season, the worst may not be over

Harvey. Irma. Maria.

In a hyperactive hurricane season, the mere mention of these storms evokes fear, dread — and regret. Read more “Scam alert! In this hyperactive hurricane season, the worst may not be over”

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The truth about third-party booking “scams”? Maybe hotels can’t handle the truth

I don’t know anyone who’s been scammed by a third-party hotel site. But I should have known better than to admit it — and in the Washington Post, no less. Read more “The truth about third-party booking “scams”? Maybe hotels can’t handle the truth”

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