Wasteful Charities

Every year, hundreds of charities ask for donations, but some don’t use the funds as efficiently as you might expect. Read these stories about some of the worst charities and how they misuse their funds.

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Potential Charity Scams and Price Gouging in the Wake of San Diego Wildfires
After the 2007 San Diego wildfires, the San Diego District Attorney’s office offered tips on everything from insurance adjusters to charity scams to keep residents from being re-victimized.