Across the globe there are thousands of charities doing incredible work to help people, animals and the environment. In our wonderfully connected world, it’s easier than ever to support the charity of your choice with online donations. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, Americans donated over $4.7 billion recently, and over half of those donations […]
There have been a rising number of instances of fake causes asking for money on the internet. It’s all too easy to make up a story and stage some photos to make it look legitimate and then steal all the donations that come in. It’s best not to donate to random people soliciting donations, and […]
Cybercriminals are beginning to take advantage of natural disasters, relief efforts and other events that may spur a lot of charitable donations. Scammers hoping to capitalize on hurricane disaster relief, for example, might set up a false donation site to fool unwitting people. By soliciting donations in the name of a reputable cause, scammers hide […]
Don’t give your contribution to a third-party website when you can give directly through a charity’s own site. If the charity that you want to support does not offer online giving, you may be able to give through JustGive or Network for Good. Be aware that these third-party websites may charge you a transaction fee. […]
If you are thinking of donating online, be sure any charity you donate to is a legitimate non-profit organization and that you type the web address in a browser instead of following a link. Identify your charity. Online or offline never give to a charity that you don’t know anything about
Here’s how it works: Someone contacts you asking for a donation to their charity. It sounds like a group you’ve heard of, it seems real, and you want to help. How can you tell what charity is legitimate and what’s a scam? Scammers want your money quickly. Charity scammers often pressure you to donate right […]
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