- Fraudulent e-mails targeting charities
- Spoof e-mails
- Online donations and payments
- Protection against fraud
- General advice and contact details
Fraudulent e-mails targeting charitiesPlan International USA advises all supporters and visitors to our site to be aware of fraudulent e-mail campaigns targeting charities. There is currently an increase in the number of such scams with perpetrators typically offering jobs or financial rewards in exchange for personal information. We value our supporters greatly and are doing everything we can to protect you from these types of activities.
Spoof e-mailsThese e-mail campaigns can often look reputable and will contain a link to a charity's website; they may even feature the charity’s logo, or use a ‘spoofed’ e-mail address which appears to be from the charity themselves. In all of these scams the victim is asked for personal information such as bank account numbers or credit card details. No reputable organization will ever ask you to supply them with bank details via e-mail.
Online donations and paymentsLike most other charities, Plan offers online payment facilities including sponsorship and online donations. These are made through secure pages which are subject to very tight security and monitored regularly.
Please look for the padlock symbol which indicates that a page is secure.
Protection against fraudPlan will never ask you to:
- Supply bank details via e-mail
- Send money to support an individual child
- Provide accommodation for a child
- Enter into direct personal correspondence with a child without oversight by Plan