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New Internet Tool Helps Consumers Spot "Scam" Charities.

The holiday season brings out the “giving spiritâ€? in a lot of people. That’s one reason why many charities use this time to solicit donations over the phone. Most of the charities are legitimate….but not ALL of them. And that’s why Ohio’s attorney general is offering a new feature on the agency’s website. Pete Thomas is in charge of overseeing and regulating charities for the A.G. He says the website will help consumers distinguish between legitimate charities…and con artists. Click on Listen Icon to hear Thomas Interview with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen