New York Charities Under Review

10.21.11 | Jeremy Miller

Breast cancer charities are under review as part of a New York State investigation to make sure that consumer purchases really are heading to good causes. New York Attorney General Eric Scneiderman has ordered the charities bureau to investigate marketing campaigns that entice consumers to purchase products by promising a portion of the proceeds towards a cause. Schneiderman said, quote, "This review is going to help ensure that cause marketing campaigns provide the benefit that's expected and that we protect consumers, charities, and above all the women and families affected by this devastating disease." Scneiderman says wary consumers can check his office's charities registry at charitiesnys.com.