Oklahoma Charities Work To Prevent Scammers This Holiday


Monday, December 12th 2011, 12:21 am
By: News 9


Some local charities are using technology to try and prevent scammers from taking advantage of Oklahomans' generosity during the holidays.

Four non-profits in Oklahoma City, including the Salvation Army, Christmas Connection, Bethel Foundation, and Skyline Urban Ministries, bought computer software to cross-check families who've registered for help.

The idea is to make sure the agencies can help as many people while preventing double-dipping. A spokesperson from Christmas Connection said they've spotted 80 clients out of 800 so far that are already signed up with another agency.

The Salvation Army in Tulsa said while it doesn't use computer software, its extensive application process does the same thing.