Better Business Bureau give tips to protect yourself from fake charities

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Today is Giving Tuesday. The widely successful day launched in 2012 and raised $10 million that year.

It is set aside to help out nonprofits, charities, and those with need during the holiday shopping season.

In 2017, the Chronicle of Philanthropy says $274 million was raised. Clearly American's are into this, so how do we make sure our money goes where we want it to go?

Lori Wilson, President & CEO, of the Golden Gate Better Business Bureau, stopped by ABC7 News studios to talk about how to make sure you are donating to a legitimate charity.

Also, go here to check out the Better Business Bureau's Scam Tracker.

You can see the full interview in the player above.
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