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Charitable solicitations in top 10 online fraud list

Charitable solicitations in top 10 online fraud list

The US government has introduced The Sentinel, an online database of Internet frauds and scams for use by law enforcement agencies in the USA, Canada and Australia. Sentinel lists the top 10 most common online frauds, and “charitable solicitations” is listed in eighth place. It shares this dubious distinction with “Business Opportunities and Work-at-Home Plans” and “Travel, Vacation and Timeshare Plans.”

The US government has introduced The Sentinel, an online database of Internet frauds and scams for use by law enforcement agencies in the USA, Canada and Australia. Sentinel lists the top 10 most common online frauds, and “charitable solicitations” is listed in eighth place. It shares this dubious distinction with “Business Opportunities and Work-at-Home Plans” and “Travel, Vacation and Timeshare Plans.”

Although actual figures are not presented, this confirms that charities or at least charitable giving is considered fair game by online fraudsters.

Visit The Sentinel.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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