Infographic: Five signs that a “charity” might be fraudulent.
Infographic: Get your (inventory) act together
- Confusing name. The charity's name (and URL) is suspiciously similar to that of a reputable nonprofit.
- Lack of information. The charity offers few details about itself and you can't find anything about it on sites such as GuideStar.org and CharityNavigator.org.
- No tax ID. The organization doesn't provide a tax ID number that can be verified by the IRS.
- High pressure. Representatives engage in aggressive sales tactics, such as door-to-door and phone solicitations.
- Limited payment forms. The group requests cash or wire transfers and doesn't accept checks or credit card.