Important things to remember when making online donations. F.O.I.L. scam attempts!

  1. Fake or spoof accounts: are easily created and made to look official. Check if messages on email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, etc are authentic.
  2. Official websites: are the simplest and safest way to access online donation forms. Always verify if social media accounts are official or fake.
  3. Investigate: if websites are legitimate. Google for information or call the organisation if unsure. Official websites are easiest to verify.
  4. Links should be checked. Be wary of links from messages leading directly to payment sites. Follow rule #3.

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