With the recent disaster in Nepal people around the world are making donations to help the recovery effort. Sadly times like these draw scam artists who will form fake charities to take money from the unaware. If you are considering making a donation, whether for disaster relief in Nepal or anywhere else, you can check the IRS website to determine if the charity you are giving to is legitimate. The process is relatively quick and may ensure that your donation goes to the needy and not the greedy!
Here is the link to the IRS website: http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check