Illinois, Montana, South Dakota Nonprofits Targeted by Donation Refund Scam


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Morris, IL – A new scam alert has been issued by the Morris Police Department, warning nonprofit organizations of fraudulent donation refund requests.

According to the department’s recent Facebook post, several nonprofits have reported receiving unexpected donations, seemingly in memory of a loved one. These donations come in the form of what appears to be a legitimate cashier’s check. Subsequently, the entities are contacted by someone claiming the donation was mistaken and requesting a portion of the funds be returned. However, the original cashier’s check then bounces, leaving the nonprofits defrauded of the returned amount with no recourse.

This scam has reportedly hit various organizations in Montana and South Dakota, prompting a call for vigilance among nonprofits across the Midwest. The police encourage sharing this information to prevent further instances of the scam.


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