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Donations and charities

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Donations are a vital source of funding for worthy causes and charities. As a donor, it's important to be well-informed so you can feel confident about where your money is going.

Unfortunately, some scammers may be pretending to raise funds on behalf of a charity, but are actually stealing your money. Learn how to protect yourself from potential donation scams.

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Be an informed donor

Recognizing potential donation and charity scams

Be wary of:

Never give out personal information (such as your credit card number or banking information) to a person or organization you do not know.

Reporting donation and charity scams

If you have been a victim of a charitable donations fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre.

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