Important things to remember when making online donations. F.O.I.L. scam attempts!
- Fake or spoof accounts: are easily created and made to look official. Check if messages on email, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, etc are authentic.
- Official websites: are the simplest and safest way to access online donation forms. Always verify if social media accounts are official or fake.
- Investigate: if websites are legitimate. Google for information or call the organisation if unsure. Official websites are easiest to verify.
- Links should be checked. Be wary of links from messages leading directly to payment sites. Follow rule #3.
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