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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Be Wary of Crowdfunding Sites

We've been warning donors not to be fooled by the glossy appearance of crowdfunding sites with their compelling photos, videos and storytelling. As this news story points out, with little to no vetting going on by these platforms, they can be a very risky way to donate. That's why our President & CEO, Ken Berger, recommends that you not give in this fashion "unless you know the people personally" that posted the appeal.

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