Nonprofit Corporations

Nonprofit corporations play a vital role in protecting and maintaining the Good Life in Nebraska. Charitable organizations and their board members, along with countless volunteers and donors, provide essential services all across our state, and the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office works with the charitable sector to ensure that those services can continue to improve the quality of life of all Nebraskans. The following information is designed to help nonprofit corporations, directors, members, and employees understand their rights and responsibilities in Protecting the Good Life.

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Donations

Charities today use a wide variety of tools to solicit donations – from car washes and direct mail to crowdfunding and social media. Advances in technology have allowed charities to quickly reach a larger audience than was ever previously possible, but these advances have also made the landscape more challenging to navigate. For donors, it may be difficult to tell whether a particular fundraising campaign is legitimate, as both a volunteer and a fraudster can create a fundraising page and start soliciting on behalf of charity within minutes.

Healthcare

Scams and Frauds

Among the best sources of health information is someone you can meet face-to-face. Talk about all of your health-related decisions with your doctors and other trusted health care providers. Below you will find information on common health related fraud.

 

 

Supplements and Weight Loss

Whether you are seeking to shed a few pounds or treat a serious condition, beware of products that offer miracle cures. Every year, consumers spend billions of dollars on untested, fraudulently marketed, and utterly ineffective health products.

Be a skeptic in regard to miracle health products. Not only are they likely to be a waste of your money, without a doctor’s guidance, using them may put your health at serious risk.

Recognzie the Warning Signs:

Government Lookalikes

 

Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. They might promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt. Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: to get you to send them money or obtain your personal information.