While going money to the wrong hand is absolutely a wastage, it's not possible to carry out a background verification every time. When you got to know that a particular person has cheated you in a beggar's disguise, you will be cautious and can tell others about that person to make them aware. But if you are in a new locality or help a beggar inside any public transport you won't be able to judge things just by looking at them. Though we need to be cautious, every time applying one's mind in these types of affairs may not be feasible.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
If we value our money and use it in constructive purposes the bigger picture will emerge out soon.
Knowledge is power.
There are many super rich in the world who donate large amounts for the welfare of people in the third world countries.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
There are lots of beggars one may find in the queue asking alms on the traffic signals or footpath. Do they really need help?. Once i donated my old clothes to a beggar who came to my house and didn't give money. What I found that those clothes were thrown in the garbage near my house. That was a surprise because from then I understood that many of the beggars dont want things you donate them they just want some cash from you.
I usually dont donate if see a person physically fit and why should I do that. I prefer a child or a handicapped person because they require our assistance more than others. It's our moral duty to help them.
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" ... Andre Gide
I don't find a solution for how to judge whether the person we are giving money is genuine or no. Maybe we can help them in some other ways. Instead of offering some money, we can buy them food and donate clothes and give tuitions to their kids. When donating larger amounts to organizations, we need to have a follow up with them and ask them to provide the detailed bills of everything to know where they have spent our money.
To use our money in a better way and give it to the deserving people, we need to open a charity collection center in every society where we can see who is the right person and the deserving for charity. And for the poor people this system, I feel is good enough to provide support to them in every society and help them with the best possible amount so they not only stop begging but can stand on their own and provide support to others. This way you will feel satisfied about your money being spent on the deserving people.
In every society, we need such a system to help poor people and eradicate poverty from the country. And get rid of the confusion of who is the right candidate for charity.