Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
Press Release

2020 International Charity Fraud Awareness Week


By - Oct 20th, 2020 12:53 pm

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 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 Charities: https://www.give.org/news-and-updates-new/2020/10/19/fraud-advisory-for-charities-international-charity-fraud-awareness-week

Fraud Advisory for Donors: https://www.give.org/news-and-updates-new/2020/10/19/fraud-advisory-for-donors-international-charity-fraud-awareness-week

For 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2019, people turned to BBB more than 183 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.8 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Wisconsin which was founded in 1939 and serves the state of Wisconsin.

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