Hurricane Harvey Fraud Alert!

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Fraud Alert!

Hurricane Harvey Fraud Alert!

News of the devastation brought by the arrival of Hurricane Harvey to the Texas coast is terrible.  We extend our sincerest thoughts and good wishes to our First Nonprofit Group’s members and all individuals who have been adversely effected and will continue to be.  There is so much destruction and the need for help is so overwhelming, it is difficult for those outside of the area to decide when, where and how to best help.

To make matters worse internet scammers are now using the Hurricane Harvey disaster to trick people into clicking on links on Facebook, Twitter and phishing emails trying to solicit illegitimate “charitable” giving for the flood victims.

CyberheistNews Vol 7 #34, (August 28, 2017) article entitled “Scam of the Week: Hurricane Harvey Charity Fraud” cite the following examples

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[item]Facebook pages dedicated to victim relief contain links to scam websites.[/item]
[item]Tweets are going out with links to charitable websites soliciting donations, but in reality include links to scam sites or links that lead to a malware infection.[/item][item]Phishing emails dropping in a user’s inbox asking for donations to #HurricaneHarvey Relief Fund[/item]
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Previous disasters have been exploited like this, and the bad guys are at it again.  Be wary of anything online covering the Hurricane Harvey disaster in the following weeks.  If you want to make a donation, go to the website of the charity of your choice and make a donation there. Type the address in your browser or use a bookmark.  Do not click on any links in emails or texts you might get. Whatever you see in the coming weeks about Hurricane Harvey disaster relief… PLEASE THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK.

 

Source: KnowBe4

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In addition to their money-saving purpose on behalf of nonprofit organizations like AHS, First Nonprofit’s Nonprofit Unemployment Fund streamlines the information we need to efficiently manage unemployment claims. Our relationship with NU Fund gave us access to such things as advice on planning for what’s ahead and how to analyze cost scenarios when unexpected events occurred. Both experiences were very helpful.

Asian Health Services, Oakland, CA

The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.

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