Direct Relief has been notified by several individuals who've received a fraudulent message asking for money or personal information from someone pretending to be Direct Relief.
If you have received such a message, it did not come from Direct Relief and is most definitely a scam.
Direct Relief would never send unsolicited requests for such information.
These messages have come by text, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Venmo and other services. Often, the message will link to a Google Form that asks for personal information.
Again, this is a scam in which a fraudulent account has impersonated “Direct Relief."
We have alerted the authorities as well as Google, Facebook and other companies that host these fraudulent messages and accounts, and will continue to do so.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and can assure you that Direct Relief would never send any unsolicited requests for personal information or payment.