Tips On Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

Intelligence Note prepared by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Recently several natural disasters, including tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes have devastated lives and property. In the wake of these events that have caused emotional distress and great monetary loss to numerous victims, individuals across the nation often feel a desire to help these victims, frequently through monetary donations.

These disasters prompt individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization or a good cause. You should adhere to certain guidelines listed here, before making a donation of any kind: