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Better Business Bureau warns about GoFundMe scams

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Parson says even if it seems like a trusted place to give your money, call up and ask questions to make sure your money is going where you want it to go. Parson says even if it seems like a trusted place to give your money, call up and ask questions to make sure your money is going where you want it to go.
According to the Better Business Bureau, you need to make sure you do your homework before you donate to a GoFundMe account. According to the Better Business Bureau, you need to make sure you do your homework before you donate to a GoFundMe account.

A charitable fund created for the families of two slain Ohio police officers has raised more than $270,000 in a day.

The GoFundMe site organized by a Central Ohio Fraternal Order of Police Chapter was created after Saturday's fatal shooting of the officers from Westerville in suburban Columbus. The FOP says the money will go toward unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses, housing for out-of-town relatives attending funerals and educational resources for children. However, there may be other people out there who are trying to use this tragedy to scam money out people who want to help the families of the slain officers. According to the Better Business Bureau, you need to make sure you do your homework before you donate to a GoFundMe account. 

“Who is really starting the GoFundMe account. It should say on there, and it should give you contact information and then contact whoever is doing that, to make sure they did it. Because there are a lot of fake, different things going on out there. Is that money really going to the cause or is it for something else? The best thing there is, you really need to check it out. Research it, call us, ask us questions and we can look it up and everything,” said Cheryl Parson, Better Business Bureau.

Parson says even if it seems like a trusted place to give your money, call up and ask questions to make sure your money is going where you want it to go. 

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