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Better Business Bureau warns against fraudulent fundraisers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Millions of dollars have been raised to support the victims and families of the Jefferson Avenue mass shooting. The Better Business Bureau has some advice for helping others without falling victim to any schemes.

If you see something suspicious, reach out to the organization holding the fundraiser. Melanie McGovern, Communications Director for the Better Business Bureau, says they should be willing and able to clear up any concerns.

“Legitimate organizations will take the time to answer those questions to put your mind at ease,” said McGovern. “To put your mind at ease, to know your money is going where they say it’s going,” she added.

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