Christmas is a great time to reach out, serve and help those in need. In the process, law enforcement is urging citizens to be smart about their giving and simply make sure the cause you’re contributing to is legitimate. “People let down their guard every Christmas,” shares the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office. “Scammers are calling people and asking for money, playing off the public’s desire to help. Unfortunately, those that do not verify the organization are often getting scammed.” The Sheriff’s Office reports that scammers will use almost any tactic including social media and instant messaging. “It’s a good season to be grateful and go the extra mile for others but do not do so blindly.” Always ask questions of those asking for donations and then hang up and double check their information before giving your money.