How to Recognize and Avoid Crowdfunding Scams

Modified on Thu, 06 Apr 2023 at 04:22 PM

Crowdfunding platforms like GiveSendGo attract scammers looking to exploit donors and campaign organizers. Be aware of common scam practices and follow our guidance to protect yourself:

  1. Phishing Emails and Messages: Scammers may impersonate GiveSendGo or trusted organizations to steal your information. They often include their own contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, to appear legitimate. GiveSendGo only contacts you via "" or "" email addresses and never requests sensitive information through messages.
  2. Campaign Promotion Scams: Offers to "boost" your campaign or guarantee funding for an upfront payment are often scams that provide little or no promotion.
  3. Requests for Personal Information: Be cautious of individuals posing as donors who request personal or financial information.

To protect yourself and your campaign:

  • Be cautious when clicking links in emails or messages from unknown senders, and do not engage with suspicious contact information provided in these messages.
  • Don't share sensitive information with unknown individuals or organizations.
  • Verify the legitimacy of messages claiming to be from GiveSendGo. If unsure, contact our support team.
  • Educate donors about scams and encourage reporting of suspicious messages or activity.

By staying vigilant and following these guidelines, you can reduce the risk of falling victim to scams and ensure a successful crowdfunding experience.


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