Fraudulent Activity

The Advocates Foundation is aware of numerous forms of fraudulent correspondence including, but not limited to: email, postal mail, fax, and telephone. They circulate in a number of different languages and could include foundation logo, photos, links, or other information taken directly from our official web site. Unfortunately, scams claiming to be from or associated with foundations are growing in volume and, in many cases, can be quite sophisticated. Please be advised that the Advocates Foundation and its partner organizations do not:
  • Host internet lotteries or offer prizes of any kind through email, postal mail, telephone, fax, or in person
  • Request registration fees for conferences or summits
  • Request information about bank accounts or other private information other than through independently administered and operated third party payment sites
  • Offer investment opportunities
For more information about the Federal Trade Commission’s efforts against these kinds of fraud or filing a complaint with the agency, please visit Division of Privacy and Identity Protection and FTC Complaint Assistant.