People are in need across the globe, and nonprofits are responding! Natural disasters, political turmoil, starvation, and more are being addressed by charities (Mundo Exchange included) who are asking for donations to fight these issues.
But without personally knowing someone within the organization, how can you be sure that the person on the other end of the line, email or clipboard is really from a legitimate charity organization Unfortunately some people may use these unsettled times to take advantage of others and act as a fake charity to scam you.
Take a look at this very short but informative article from the Federal Trade Commision on how to spot a scam and what to do. In the article there are helpful tips, resources and links for you to use.
There are many legitimate organizations bringing aid across the globe, and so many poeple who need help! We want to help you be able to give safely and with confidence, no matter which cause you are supporting.
What's worse than a bogus charity? A bogus charity with a dishonest fundraiser. That's what we saw in a case announced today against Outreach Calling, Inc., its founder Mark Gelvan, and others. The defendants in this FTC case are fundraisers that called millions of Americans on behalf of bogus charities.
Mundo Exchange is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Oregon and working in Thailand and Guatemala. Our EIN is 87-0781320