Fraud/Scam Awareness

Effective: January 1, 2019.

Be careful of entities posing as the Foundation representatives sending emails requesting Foundation account information, and seeking to confirm personal information via a linked website.

This email is not from the Cawayne Barton Foundation – it is a phishing attempt!

We urge you not to respond to or click on the link in the email. Any legitimate email from the Foundation will come only from a email address.

If you receive a phishing email, or have any questions about the authenticity of an email purporting to be from the Foundation, please contact sends e-mail).

The Foundation is taking steps to address these scams, but unfortunately, cannot stop them all. If you receive a solicitation that you feel is suspicious, please forward it to sends e-mail).

To be clear, the Cawayne Barton Foundation, its employees, and its representatives do not:

  •  Sponsor lotteries or award prize money to individuals or organizations.
  •  Randomly select individuals to participate in Foundation events, such as workshops, conferences, and awards ceremonies.
  •  Send unsolicited emails from Foundation board members or representatives, other than those that originate from the Foundation’s official mailing list.
  •  Send Foundation-related correspondence via LinkedIn InMail, Twitter Direct Message, Facebook Messenger, or any other social media messaging applications.
  •  Send unsolicited emails or messages on social media offering Foundation’s participation in an event.

Please exercise extreme caution if you receive solicitations that are not from a verifiable representative of the Foundation, from a verifiable email address.

Below are some tips to help you avoid scams:

  •  Disregard emails that say you have won a lottery or have been awarded a cash prize.
  •  Do not respond to emails or direct messages (including messages sent on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media forum) that claim to be from Cawayne Barton Foundation, or any of their representatives.
  •  Avoid filling out forms embedded in email messages.

Be extremely cautious if you receive unsolicited emails requesting personal or financial information, or asking you to wire money. If you would like to make a contribution to the Cawayne Barton Foundation, ensure you do so by directly visiting the “Ways to Give” page on the Foundation’s website. Verify any questionable or suspicious solicitation you receive by contacting the appropriate Foundation office or representative, or by emailing sends e-mail).

We will be tracking and listing examples of scams that have been reported to target other like Foundations as they become available.

This is not an exhaustive list and is subjected to modification with time:

Communication from an individual using any other domain than Any individual attempting to represent his/herself as a member of the Foundation. Consider any individual and/or communication from any third party without written proof as fraudulent.

If you have questions about the authenticity of a communication you have received, please forward it to sends e-mail).

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