Some people are taking advantage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to line their own pockets.
In a practice called "pink washing," scammers sell items to you, claiming that a portion of the proceeds goes to support breast cancer research.
Michele Mason with the Better Business Bureau said that in these cases, that does not happen.
"We want people to keep in mind that there's no one that regulates the use of the pink ribbon. Just seeing the pink ribbon alone does not mean the organization or company displaying it will donate and support those organizations," said Mason.
Mason said before you make a purchase, research the company. Find out what percentage of the sale, if any, will be donated and to which charity. Check to see if the business you are dealing with is actually associated with that charity.
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