The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting the first International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW). FTC, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and state and international partners coordinated this effort to raise awareness about donating wisely to charities. ICFAW will feature resources and tips on various topics—including giving after natural disasters, telemarketing solicitations, privacy, and online giving—hosted on FTC’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
NCCIC encourages consumers to review FTC’s announcement and the following resources for more information:
- Make Your Donations Count video
- Charity Scams article
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks tip