CHICAGO, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cracking down on fake charities claiming to help veterans.
Madigan is joining all 50 states and the FTC in what's called, "Operation Donate with Honor."
The coalition has already announced action has been taken against more than 100 charities, fundraisers and individuals.
They are also starting a new donor education campaign.
Madigan encourages potential donors to learn how to spot fraudulent and deceptive solicitations and make sure their contributions actually benefit veterans and service members.
When donating to charity, Madigan advises consumers to:
Illinois residents with questions or complaints about charitable giving can contact Madigan’s Consumer Fraud hotlines at: