With the holidays here Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued some tips to be sure you’re giving to a legitimate charity. Schneiderman recommends to first check https://charitiesnys.com to insure the organization is registered with the state so you know where your donation will be going. If you’re called by a charity don’t succumb to pressure and never disclose personal information like social security or bank account numbers. If you believe an organization is misrepresenting its work, or that a scam is taking place contact the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau.