Fake charity scams are a type of fraud where scammers set up bogus charities and solicit donations from well-meaning individuals. They often use deception to steal money from people who believe they're donating to legitimate causes.
WHAT DO CHARITY SCAMMERS DO? Scammers posing as charities may solicit donations via in-person requests, phone calls, mail, email, or online platforms. They might claim to represent an organization or individual, using authentic-looking websites or printed materials to deceive.
common examples of fake charity scams
During the holidays, scammers may create charities that appear to support those less fortunate during the season, such as toy drives or food banks
EMOTIONAL APPEAL SCAMS
These scams play on your emotions by claiming to support particularly heart-wrenching causes tied to the holiday season, such as children in need or disaster relief.
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