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 in 2020, and over half of those […]
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 […]
Natural disasters such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Floods prompt scammers to solicit contributions supposedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. Definitely it’s best not to respond to unsolicited spam e-mails. Also, be suspicious of individuals representing themselves over e-mail as officials soliciting for donations. Do not click on links within an unsolicited e-mail. […]
Credit cards are one the safest ways to make online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them entirely […]
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
Why hand over a chunk of your contribution to a third party web site 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 […]
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