Individuals interested in donating to help those in need during the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine should take care to avoid scams and potential pitfalls of giving, a news release from the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan advised.
The BBBSWM is advising potential donors to be deliberate with their donations.
“Unfortunately, bad actors often try to take advantage of people’s good will,” said Lisa Frohnapfel, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Michigan. “You want to make sure your donation is used as intended, so it is important to take some time and make sure the charity you are working with can deliver on their promises and support.”
While generosity to help the people in Ukraine is encouraged, the BBB is cautioning donors to avoid questionable appeals by keeping the following tips in mind: