Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Donors Beware - Fraudulent Fundraising Letter
There may be a fraudulent fundraising letter circulating, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura. The organization listed on the letter is the United States Deputy Sheriff's Association. This organization receives a 0-star rating which is our very worst rating.
The association alleges to be dedicated to officer survival training and seeks donations to underwrite its programs. But Sherif Fontoura said "this organization is not connected with any legitimate police, sheriff’s or public safety department as far as we can tell.”
This is just another reminder to give intelligently, do your due diligence and beware. Please check out our Top 10 Best Practices for Savvy Donors for more tips on how to be an informed giver.