W.Va. AG urges caution over charitable donations
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging West Virginians to be cautious when giving charitable donations during the holiday season.
Morrisey says that solicitation for charitable giving will start to increase both for the holidays as well as potential major weather events as the winter begins.
While giving to charities is encouraged, Morrisey says his office wants to make sure that consumers have all the information they need before giving to prevent fraud.
Before making a donation, the Federal Trade Commission suggests asking for detailed information about the charity and researching their reputation.
Those solicited for a donation to a charity that's believed to be fraudulent or those who have been scammed by a fraudulent charity, please contact Morrisey's office at (800) 368-8808.