CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Before you book a wine tasting for your group, the Better Business Bureau said to check the organization out.
Officials said an event listing for a “Trap Music Wine Tasting” event in Cape Girardeau, Missouri claimed it would benefit domestic abuse and violence programs.
BBB officials said the listing included no evidence that the organization was a registered charity.
That organization was Screaming Hearts Foundation located in Radcliff, Kentucky. The group is registered as a non-profit corporation, but BBB officials said it is not recognized by the IRS as a charity.
This may mean donations to the organization are not tax-deductible.
The event is scheduled on Aug. 17 at an unnamed location.
BBB officials said there was a similar wine tasting event promoted by Screaming Hearts Foundation in Indianapolis on July 26. It was canceled at the last minute.
According to the BBB, consumers bought tickets from Erotic Wine Tastings for that event and posted on social media that they have not received refunds.