Podcast: Protecting Your NonProfit from scam
Charity fraud is an epidemic that has swept across the world and specifically the United States in recent years. There is internal fraud (committed by someone within or connected to a charity). And then there is external fraud - committed by someone with no connection to the charity at all. Our Division has a duty to protect donors from financial exploitation. However, in recent years, the Division has seen that charitable organizations themselves are becoming victims of fraud. In partnership with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, the Georgia Secretary of State and the Federal Trade Commission share tips to charities on how they can protect their organizations from becoming a fraud victim.
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News & Announcements
October 18, 2022Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is raising awareness against fake charitable organizations during International Charity Fraud Awareness Week...Read the full article
February 28, 2022Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is warning Georgia citizens to be wary of scam charities looking to profit off of the crisis in Ukraine.Read the full article
November 30, 2021Georgians donate to charities should make sure that their contributions and donations are sent to legitimate organizations that use gifts honestly.Read the full article