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NE AG Warns Charities of Check-Writing Scam

Gary Waters
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Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers is saying that scammers are targeting non-profits with fraudulent donations. Hilgers says the scammers pose as wealthy new donors and send large fraudulent checks to non-profits before requesting a partial refund from the charity claiming there was a mistake. The non-profit issues a refund, and the check from the scammer then bounces. Hilgers says organizations should seek additional information from a donor before issuing a refund, verify refund requests and limit the form of refunds.