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2009-12-30Des Moines, Ia. |  By: Wayman

Holiday Scams

Chris Coleman heads the Better Business Bureau in Iowa and says before opening your checkbook, realize there are grinches out there that have a lot of tricks- even falsifying well-known charities to take advantage.

Coleman suggests you investigate to find out if a charity is legitimate and be especially cautious of pitches made by e-mail, over the phone, or door-to-door.