AARP FRAUD ALERT: Be Aware of Scams this Giving Tuesday

AARP FRAUD ALERT: Be Aware of Scams this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is meant to be one of the most generous days of the year, not the scariest. But, not all nonprofits are legitimate and many are simply after your money, not the mission.

Cascade Community Foundation can help.

Just like the “support local” movement directs dollars to local small business, CCF can guide your Giving Tuesday donations to local nonprofits.

Click here to see/support the 5 local nonprofits we are supporting in 2022.

And, check out this report from AARP…

Buyer Beware: AARP report warns of Giving Tuesday + holiday scams

new AARP Fraud Watch NetworkTM report is highlighting the ways criminals may target holiday shoppers this year. Three out of four U.S. consumers have experienced or been targeted by at least one form of fraud that can be tied to the holidays, including end-of-year charitable donation requests (39%), purchasing an item through an online ad (35%) and receiving fake notifications about shipping issues (29%).

“Whether in stores or online, fraud criminals up their game when we up our shopping during the holiday season,” said Kathy Stokes, AARP director of fraud prevention programs. “Unfortunately, scams are an all-too-real truth of the consumer experience today. Knowing the warning signs is an important first step to spotting and avoiding these schemes.”

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Once again, CCF is your one-stop-shop for local giving. This Giving Tuesday, please consider supporting CCF along with our 2022 grant recipients from the Joyce & Thomas Wisner Fund – Safe Haven Ministries, Brody’s Be Cafe, Camp Henry, Diaper Depot, and National Violence Prevention Hotline.

Click here to safely join CCF in support of 5 pre-approved nonprofits impacting your community right now.

If you’d like to learn more about how to support these nonprofits, contact Justin Swan at Justin.swan@cascadecommunityfoundation.com.