Tag: Charity

Displaying 1 - 20 of 36 results.

Pages

Filtering by content type: Press Release

A sprawling fundraising operation that allegedly scammed consumers out of millions of dollars will be permanently banned from charitable fundraising along with its owner and others involved in its operation as a result of a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and Attorneys General of...
The Federal Trade Commission, the National Association of State Charities Officials, and state charities regulators across the country are joining with partners around the globe for this year’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW), taking place Oct. 21-25, 2019.ICFAW is a coordinated...
The Federal Trade Commission has free information to help people prepare for, deal with, and recover from extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters.The mobile-friendly website, ftc.gov/weatheremergencies, has four sections:
The operators of two purported sham charities have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorneys General of Missouri and Florida that they deceived donors with false claims that their organizations helped disabled police officers and military veterans. The operators of...
Four separate operations responsible for bombarding consumers nationwide with billions of unwanted and illegal robocalls pitching auto warranties, debt-relief services, home security systems, fake charities, and Google search results services have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges...
As Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida's Gulf Coast, scammers continue to con people who want to help those affected by past hurricanes. Case in point: The Federal Trade Commission and its state and local partners are getting reports about sham charities following Hurricane Florence’s...
The 2018 hurricane season has arrived. The Federal Trade Commission has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a hurricane, as well as information on giving wisely to help those in need.Preparing for a Storm
The Federal Trade Commission will host a press conference tomorrow in Washington, DC, to announce a federal-state crackdown on fraudulent charities that con consumers by falsely promising their donations will help veterans and servicemembers.
The Federal Trade Commission, along with law enforcement officials and charity regulators from 70 offices in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Puerto Rico, announced more than 100 actions and a consumer education initiative in “Operation Donate with Honor,” a crackdown...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio tiene consejos para las personas que quieran donar para ayudar a las víctimas del Huracán Harvey, y para aquellos que tienen que lidiar con los estragos y los efectos a largo plazo. Además de la información y los consejos importantes que están aquí, puede encontrar...
The Federal Trade Commission has information for people who want to help Hurricane Harvey victims, and for those who are dealing with and recovering from, its long-term effects. In addition to the important tips and advice below, they can find more at www.FTC.gov/weatheremergencies.Wise giving...
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials will host a conference tomorrow in Washington, DC, to examine how we can best protect donors from fraud and deception in this changing landscape.
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials have announced a final agenda for the Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity conference. The conference will examine issues related to ensuring that consumers have confidence when making donations...
The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of State Charities Officials have announced a preliminary agenda for the Give & Take: Consumers, Contributions, and Charity conference. The conference will examine issues related to ensuring that consumers are protected from fraud when...
Americans contribute a lot of their hard-earned money to charity – more than $373 billion in 2015, which averaged about $1,100 per adult and more than $2,100 per household. With so much at stake for consumers and for legitimate charities that rely on public giving, consumer protection is an...
As Hurricane Matthew strikes, the Federal Trade Commission advises that, besides the harm to people and property, hurricanes can also affect your finances. The FTC has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a weather emergency, including these...
In the wake of the flooding in Louisiana, the Federal Trade Commission has developed a series of blog posts with useful information for homeowners and people affected by the floods, and for those who want to help victims with charitable donations. These three posts offer information and tips for...
Adli Dasuqi and his companies, American Handicapped Inc. and American Handicapped and Disadvantaged Workers Inc., have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into buying household products on the false pretext that the proceeds would go to help disabled people...

Pages