BBB, Wise Giving Alliance: Participate in 2020 International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are participating in International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (October 19-23) which is coalition of both government regulators and charities seeking to raise charity fraud awareness.

Advisories have been developed for both charities as well as donors and centers on three themes:

(1) Be fraud aware about potential scams directed at charities and questionable appeals received by donors,

(2) Take time to check. Charities should verify vendors before sharing information and donors should visit to find out more about a charity before they contribute, and

(3) Keep data safe in terms of privacy policies and cybersecurity measures.

For additional details, see the following:

Fraud Advisory for Charities:

Fraud Advisory for Donors: more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at, 414-847-6000 or 1-800-273-1002. Consumers also can find more information about how to protect themselves from scams by following the Wisconsin BBB on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.