Giving Wisely
Don't Be A Victim
Of Your Own Good Intentions

Protect Yourself From Charity Fraud and ScamsOn Monday, April 13th Cannon Beach Bible church had a free seminar on Giving Wisely. This seminar showed how to protect yourself from charity fraud and scams

This seminar is particularly helpful for seniors and those who wish to help their parents give wisely. Seniors are frequently the targets of unscrupulous fund raisers.

This 60 minute seminar provided an overview of:

  • Stopping mail solicitations
  • Stopping phone solicitations
  • The grandparents scam
  • What about email? Avoiding email scams
  • Selecting the causes you are passionate about
  • Charity ratings
  • Useful web sites

The seminar was presented by Steve Hudgik, an elder at Cannon Beach Bible Church. Steve became involved with this subject as a result of helping his father having to deal with incessant phone calls and mail asking for donations. It had reached the point at which his father would not answer the phone for fear of it being another solicitation phone call.

This seminar was held on Monday, April 13th. It was presented twice, at 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

There are no products are offered during our seminars. This seminar was presented as a public service to the Cannon Beach community.

Cannon Beach Bible Church is located at 264 E. Hills Lane in Cannon Beach. (See map.)

Download the seminar notes.

The following are some of the Power Point slides from the presentation:

If you suspect you’ve been the victim of a scam…

Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about it with someone you trust. You are not alone, and there are people who can help. Doing nothing could only make it worse. Keep handy the phone numbers and resources you can turn to, including the local police, your bank (if money has been taken from your accounts), and Adult Protective Services. To obtain the contact information for Adult Protective Services in your area, call the Eldercare Locator, a government sponsored national resource line, at: 1-800-677-1116, or visit their website at:

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