Lifetree Café presents program on how to avoid charity scams


Tips for avoiding charity scams: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St., Van Wert

VAN WERT — The Lifetree Café will be holding an informational seminar offering tips to avoid charity scams from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.

The program, “How to Sniff Out a Scam: Practical Tips for Giving Wisely” will offer tools to help the community which charitable appeals are legitimate.

The Lifetree Cafe is located at 116 N. Washington St. in Van Wert. Please enter on Court Street and park behind the Courthouse. Admission is free.

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Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams Revealed at Lifetree Café

How to avoid being fooled by fake charities will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Wednesday, December 26 from 6:30-7:30pm.

The program, titled “How to Sniff Out a Scam: Practical Tips for Giving Wisely,” features a recorded interview with a woman who rallied her community to raise money for a friend who lied about needing cash for cancer treatment.

“When I learned I’d been lied to, it was like getting hit in the gut with a baseball bat,” says Michele Beck.

Lifetree participants will get tools that will help them tell which charitable appeals are legitimate and feel comfortable giving to worthy causes.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at the Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH. Please enter on Court Street and park behind the Courthouse.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to First United Methodist Church at 419/238-0631 or firstchurch@wcoil.com

Topic for January 2 – “Living a Lie…The perils of a double life.”

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Tips for avoiding charity scams: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bachwell Center, 116 N. Washington St., Van Wert

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