Vol. 8, No. 7 July/August 2000
Avoiding charity fraud and misinformation from non-profits on the Internet
by Carol Ebbinghouse
THE SIDEBAR column provides an overview on avoiding misinformation,
deception, and fraud in the nonprofit world, how to recognize it,
and sources for more information. Says that misinformation abounds
in the world of charities and nonprofit organizations. Presents a
report by the Better Business Bureau that describes various apparent
charities that, through misinformation, especially in chain letters
or missing information, mislead those seeking to do some good in the
world. Describes several ``watchdog'' organizations, including the
National Charities Information Bureau, the National Center for
Charitable Statistics, and the American Institute of Philanthropy.
Offers remedies against possibly fraudulent charitable organizations,
stating that there are several courses of action on state, federal,
and self-help levels.
Contains five sidebars and four screen displays.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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