Thinking of donating to that pro-Trump PAC? Make sure it's not a scam.

Trump PAC may be tricking it's donors.
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Donald Trump has not done much fundraising to date, which has the side effect of potentially leaving would-be donors uniquely receptive to pitches from pro-Trump PACs that tout their support of the candidate — but have no actual connection to his campaign.

For better or worse, these organizations exist, but the problem is when they also have no actual intention of making meaningful expenditures to help get Trump elected. Scam PACs, which solicit donations and then use the funds for lavish staff salaries and deals with favored contractors, have become a thorn in the side of grassroots-oriented Republicans in recent years — though Democrats and establishment Republicans are by no means immune.

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