Giving Tuesday: Beware of scammers using fake charities

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

Mattson Gleason CPAs Ltd, the IRS and the Security Summit partners warn people to avoid getting scammed when donating to charities. The agency provides the following tips:

  • Individuals should never let any caller pressure them into giving a donation without allowing time for them to do some research.

  • Confirm the charity is real by asking for its exact name, website and mailing address and confirming it later.

  • Be careful about how a donation is made. After researching the charity, pay by credit card or check and not by gift card or wiring money.

To this we add a caution about fake political campaigns and fundraising organizations.

Mark Gleason CPA

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