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Looking to Donate to Earthquake Relief in Japan? Read Our Tips
March 14, 2011
As we learn more about the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit near the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance warns that — as occurred following the tsunami in 2004, Katrina in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti just last year — fraudulent charities will likely emerge to try and scam donations from well-meaning Americans. BBB WGA urges givers to make sure their donations will go to legitimate and reputable charities and relief efforts that have the capability to help those in need.

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http://www.bbb.org/us/article/tips-for-giving-to-earthquake-relief-efforts-in-japan-25992