Ensure you’re donating safely
If you wish to donate to a charity, here are some simple steps to take to ensure donations are safe:
- check the charity’s name and registration number at www.gov.uk/checkcharity
- make sure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information by checking with the fundraising regulator
- if in doubt, ask the charity or organisation for more information, legitimate causes will be happy to respond and answer your questions.
If you think that a fundraising appeal is fake, you can report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040