Giving Tuesday scams: Atty. Gen. & BBB issues new warnings

It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

Donations made through Facebook's charitable giving tools were matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button.

Organizers are also harnessing the power of social media, with the hashtag #GivingTuesday, to encourage more people to celebrate generosity and give.

Check out the variety of nonprofits highlighted by Facebook.

Goodworld is the leading fundraising resource for donations on Facebook, Twitter, and online. Eastern and continue until the $2 million runs out.

As of Tuesday morning, they raised $83,000, and they are using #GivingTuesday to help them reach the full $100,000. But how do you get involved and ensure your donations go the farthest? New York's attorney general offered five giving tips.

To take part in Giving Tuesday, all you need to do is pick a charity you trust and visit their website to donate.

First, double-check that the organization that is receiving your gift is not a scam or a fake.

You can use websites like charitiesnys.com to see if the organization is registered with NY.

This year, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for USA nonprofits.

We also received an interesting letter from Art Taylor, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau's Give.org branch, who pointed out that it isn't just older people who are sharing their money with nonprofits.

You can help them reach their goal by donating online or in person. Before you give, be sure you have the exact name of the charity to avoid a case of mistaken identity.

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