Direct Relief has become aware of fraudulent activity where scammers pretend to be associated with the organization and solicit funds or personal details from unsuspecting individuals.
If you have received such a message, please do not reply or provide any personal information, as it did not come from Direct Relief and is most definitely a scam.
This scam is a serious concern, and Direct Relief has notified the relevant authorities about this fraudulent scheme. It has also contacted companies whose platforms the scammers are exploiting.
Direct Relief will never solicit funds or personal information through platforms such as Google Forms, Microsoft Outlook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, text messages, or other similar channels.
If you already filled out a form and think a scammer has your information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, please take the following steps:
- Go to IdentityTheft.gov. Based on your disclosed information, you’ll see the steps to take, including how to freeze or monitor your credit.
- Please forward any fraudulent email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at email@example.com.
- If you received a fraudulent text message, please copy and paste it and forward it to SPAM (7726).
We apologize for any inconvenience and assure you that Direct Relief will never send any unsolicited requests for personal information or payment.