It’s the time of year when charities begin a season of heavy solicitations for contributions. And of course the scam artists join right in with a lot of phony charity phishes. This year we have the added calls for donations to help the victims of hurricane Sandy. The scammers never miss an opportunity like that so they are out in force with fake emails and other traps for the unwary.
The crooks can be quite ingenious at fooling you but here are some websites that can help identify the real charities and avoid charity scams: