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Washington State officials are reminding Washingtonians to make smart choices when giving money to charity and avoid unscrupulous solicitors during the upcoming holidays and afterward.

The two statewide officials who deal most closely with charities—Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson—are also sharing tips on how to “Give Smart.”

“Washington residents are so generous and caring,” Wyman said. “Whether it was the Oso tragedy last year or the wildfires throughout much of our state this summer, many of us give money to help those in need, here or around the world. Unfortunately, scammers can victimize donors if they aren’t careful and do their homewo...

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