Making a charitable donation to help those in need is a generous decision. However, if you have been affected by an online scammer impersonating a real or fake charitable organization, they may have stolen your money and your personal information.
If you think you or someone you know has experienced a charity imposter scam, we recommend that you act immediately, by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
Visit the CSN blog to learn more about charity scam red flags.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity, using these resources and tools.