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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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Wise-Giving Practices

  • Resist the urge to donate impulsively to callers identifying themselves as local police or firefighters. Call the local organization mentioned by the telemarketer and verify the claims.
  • Be careful about pledges a caller claims you made but you don't remember. If you have doubts, check your records.
  • Do not succumb to pressure. No legitimate organization will insist that you contribute immediately.
  • Be careful not to give personal information such as your social security number or mother's maiden name to anyone soliciting over the telephone.

Click here if you would like to see more wise-giving tips. Click here to see if an organization is registered with the Attorney General or to find out additional information about a charity. If you have questions or concerns about a charity or solicitation, please call the Charitable Activities Section at (971) 673-1880.

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