ALBUQUERQUE ― New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined state charities regulators across the country, the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and the Federal Trade Commission to announce Monday the first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW) Oct. 22-26, 2018.
ICFAW is a coordinated international campaign to help charities and consumers avoid charity fraud and promote wise giving.
“Too often, seniors and other vulnerable populations across New Mexico are put at risk, as scammers and thieves take advantage of their generosity,” Balderas said. “My office is committed to protecting New Mexicans and restoring their faith in charitable giving.”
Charity fraud awareness week features a social media campaign that promotes wise giving tips focused on particular topics of interest each day this week. Follow the movement on Twitter at #CharityFraudOut for daily updates from the campaign.