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Scams and Fraud Alert

You can avoid scams and fraud by following these basic rules:

  • Never wire funds via Western Union, MoneyGram or any other wire service. Anyone who asks you to do so is a scammer.
  • Be aware of fake cashier checks and money orders. They are common, and banks will cash them and then hold you responsible when the fake orders are discovered.
  • is not involved in any transaction and does not handle payments, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, provide buyer protection or seller certification.
  • Never give out financial information like your bank account number, social security number, etc.

Who should I notify about scam or fraud attempts?

United States:
Federal Trade Commission: (toll-free) 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357)
Federal Trade Commission: online complaint form
Internet Fraud Complaint Center

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: (toll-free) 888-495-8501
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

If someone you met in person has defrauded you, contact your local police department.

If you suspect that a ad may be part of a scam, please Contact Us immediately.