AG Warns of Newtown Donation Scam
NH Attorney General Michael Delaney said NH hasn't fielded complaints, but there are reports of fraudulent appeals for donations in Connecticut.
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney is warning residents that there are reports from Connecticut of fraudulent appeals for donations to the families and victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
Delaney said his office has not received any complaints on questionable calls in New Hampshire.
Delaney advises Granite Staters to be wary of phone calls seeking aid or contributions, and he notes people should end any conversation with a caller that is using high-pressure tactics to solicit donations.
A couple of don'ts:
- Do not provide personal financial information, including Social Security numbers or dates of birth.
- Do not provide a credit card number
- Do not send cash through the mail
- Do not open links or attachments if you receive a solicitation via email.
The attorney general encourages people to give to the charity of their choice, but to do so wisely.
Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit at (603) 271-3591. Further information on charities can be accessed at the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Bureau, GuideStar, and Charity Navigator, and by visiting the Attorney General’s Charitable Trusts Unit’s website at: http://www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts/index.htm.