July 8, 2016

Fraudulent entities alleging a philanthropic status undercut the trust of corporate and individual donors wishing to contribute to legitimate charitable organizations


Fraudulent entities alleging a philanthropic status undercut the trust of corporate and individual donors wishing to contribute to legitimate charitable organizations
Source: Charity Navigator and posted as a public service

Charity Navigator [CN] has posted a list of organizations soliciting funds for various purposes it characterizes as fraudulent and scams that undercut the trust of donors to social sector charitable organizations.

Such solicitations prey upon the emotions and positive intentions of the public by posing as a legitimate charity. However, said CN, “[t]hey are not registered with the IRS, and many are under investigation for fraud.”

CN at http://www.charitynavigator.org/ is itself a 501(c)(3) organization, seeks to guide intelligent giving by rating various charitable organizations in order to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges. CN evaluations are made available on the Internet without charge.

Organizations on Charity Navigator’s list of “fraudulent” entities is posted on the Internet at:

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