The Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Attorney General's Office warns consumers to use caution when making contributions to Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Unfortunately, scammers may claim to be collecting money for the relief effort but be pocketing the funds instead. Consumers are urged to verify that charities collecting contributions for relief efforts are legitimate before making a donation.
For more information about how to select a charity to contribute to:
To search for information about a specific charity:
The Internal Revenue Service also provides a cumulative list of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions at the Federal level in Publication 78
Consumer Protection Unit