September 22, 2023• 2 mins
Charity scams come in all forms, and it may be hard to spot one. Scammers will go to great lengths to look like a legitimate organization, and some charity scams may even be registered nonprofits (501(c)(3)s) using the bulk of their fundraising dollars to pay an executive team – not the communities they are meant to serve.
If you’re not sure if a charitable organization is legitimate, check for red flags, do your research, and always keep your personal information private. Here’s what to look for and how to make sure the organization is legitimate.
If you’re not sure if a charitable organization is legitimate, check for red flags, do your research, and always keep your personal information private.”
If you’ve been affected by an online scam, it’s important to notify your bank and government agencies that track and investigate these crimes. Follow these steps to recover from the fraud.
People over 60 are common targets for exploitation. Learn how to spot elder fraud, the most common scams, and where to find help if you’re a victim.
Don’t be fooled by a scammer. Look for these warning signs to identify a possible scam and protect yourself!
1 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, BBB Standards for Charity Accountability