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Watch Out For Relief Scams As You Donate

As you open your hearts to help keep in mind that scammers are also out in full force looking to take advantage of  your generosity.
We spoke with the Better Business Bureau about staying clear from fake charities as you help those affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
They left us with some tips to make sure your donations are going to legitimate programs.

"Take your time in making the donation. Do not be pressured," said Cosome Ojeda of the Better Business Bureau.

The BBB also says if you'd already donated your cash to the relief efforts in Japan, and feel you've been a victim of a scam, you should call authorities.
You should also notify the BBB so they can get the word out before others become victims of that scam.

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