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AG warns of charity scams over Haiti quake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas attorney general's office says people giving money to help the recovery in Haiti should be careful to donate only to reputable groups.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says some charities give only a very small amount of what they raise to the cause they advertise.

McDaniel says disreputable groups often use names that sound very similar to established charities.

He also says to not give out any personal or financial information in reply to an unsolicited e-mail.

To research an organization's record, the Better Business Bureau has a Web site at http://www.give.org, which also has lists of bona fide organizations.

On the Net:

BBB's Wise Giving Alliance: http://www.give.org

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