AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG)- It's the season of giving, and the Better Business Bureau is warning people to beware of whom you're giving your hard-earned money to.
Officials say that this time of year is the peak season for criminals to prey on shoppers' wallets.
"Whatever they do with it, that's on them," said shopper Lorenzo McCladdie. "I just give from the heart."
According to John Sebby, director of development at the Salvation army in Augusta, this mentality is why many people fall victim to donation scams during the holidays.