Can you give me some tips on preventing religious fraud?
How do I check to see if a church, ministry or non-profit organization is legitimate?
Here are some organizations that collect financial information about non-profits.
— And be sure to download their “donor alert” pdf file.
Better Business Bureau reports on charities
Guidestar collects financial reports for donors
990 Finder — search through form 990s (churches are exempt from filing, most televangelists claim their organizations are churches)
Where do I go to research a ministry’s theological beliefs?
Here are some resources that discuss both the ministry’s stated beliefs and whatever controversy they may be involved in.
Apostasy Alert — Jackie Alnor
Spanish, Español? Have a loved-one or friend that only speaks Spanish? Spanish religious fraud website here…