Swindling can also happen through fake calls for donations. Scammers will send generic messages asking for money and ask you to send the donation to an unknown account.
How to avoid donating to fake organizations
Here are some tips to avoid donating to fake organizations:
- Donate only through official payment channels such as GCash. Avoid sending donations to personal accounts
- Transact with trusted organizations only. GCash has a list of trusted partner beneficiaries where you can donate to charity or organizations of your choice. This list includes partner organizations of GCash that have been active in donation drives.
- Login to the GCash app, select Pay Bills, and click Others > #GCashGivesBack to see the partner beneficiaries of GCash