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