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.
(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 Give.org 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 Donors: https://www.give.org/news-and-updates-new/2020/10/19/fraud-advisory-for-donors-international-charity-fraud-awareness-weekFor more information or further inquiries, contact the Wisconsin BBB at www.bbb.org/wisconsin, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.