Phishing is usually the path of least resistance for the bad guys to get the sensitive data they want without being detected.
The Better Business Bureau is advising donors to be wary of these techniques which should set off alarm bells:
1. Don’t fall for copycats.
2. Be wary of emails and social media.
3. Don’t provide personal information.
4. Do your homework. Visit give.orgto review the BBB Charity Report and to verify that a charity meets bureau standards for accountability.
5. High pressure.Be leery of a charity that insists on immediate relief help. Legitimate charities will be glad to accept a donation later on.