FTC Releases Alert on Charity Scams

July 7th, 2017

Charity Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on charity scams. Recent acts of fraud include solicitations from scammers requesting
payment to claim a sweepstakes prize. Anytime someone asks you to pay to obtain a prize, it is a scam.

US-CERT encourages consumers to refer to the FTC Alert and the
US-CERT Tip on Real-World Warnings Keep You Safe Online for more information.