The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has been notified of a scam email offering donations to registered charities in Australia.
The scam email, from an organisation called “International Strategic of the EU” has falsely claimed to be in consultation with the ACNC to raise funds as a donation for charities.
The email asks charities to provide detailed contact information in order to allow for a payment to be made.
We recommend that charities that receive this email do not provide any information, and they should delete it immediately.
The ACNC advises charities to be wary of any unusual emails, phone calls or letters. We recommend that charities check for warning signs in emails, including references to organisations that you cannot find online, contain poor grammar and spelling, are poorly presented, or offer donations in exchange for information.
For information about charity scams and general advice, visit the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s SCAMwatch website.