The Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and partners from state and across the world are coordinating to help charities and donors stay safe from fraud.
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, Charities Commission for England & Wales, and New Zealand Charities Service are among the key international participants.
Non-governmental institutions include the British Council, Chartered Accountants Worldwide, and UK’s Fraud Advisory Panel.
Tips for individuals
Many charities are in need of donation, and to ensure that the funds reach the deserving, here are a few tips for individuals.
Tips for businesses
Apart from the tips for individuals, businesses can refer to the Tips for Retailers: How to Review Charity Requests that offers other recommendations.
The FTC has released an article to promote the International Charity Fraud Awareness Week.
“Generosity is part of the American spirit, and millions of consumers show that generosity every year through charitable giving. Unfortunately, bad actors take advantage of that generosity, which is why it’s important to raise awareness about charity fraud,” said FTC Chairman, Joe Simons.