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"Operation Phoney Philanthropy" Launched to Fight Charity Fraud

Scam artists, beware. "Operation Phoney Philanthropy" is underway. A law enforcement and public education campaign, Operation Phoney Philanthropy was launched this May by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Thirty-four states, the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, and GuideStar have all been enlisted in the effort to stop fraudulent fundraising and help donors avoid phony charities.