Beware of Charity Checks

Beware of a charity check that may come your way

Charitable organizations including those raising money for breast cancer and hospice are seeking donations by mail from area residents. They send a check to the resident made out for $2.50 with instructions to it back with an additional contribution. However, the fine print states less than 5 percent of the proceeds go to the charity.

Keep this in mind if you get a check like this in the mail.