FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2018
Contact: David Carl (505) 288-2465
Albuquerque, NM – Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined state charities
regulators across the country, the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and
the Federal Trade Commission to announce the first annual International Charity Fraud
Awareness Week (ICFAW) from October 22 to 26, 2018. ICFAW is a coordinated international
campaign to help charities and consumers avoid charity fraud and promote wise giving.
“Too often, seniors and other vulnerable populations across New Mexico are put at risk, as
scammers and thieves take advantage of their generosity,” said AG Balderas. “My office is
committed to protecting New Mexicans and restoring their faith in charitable giving.”
Charity fraud awareness week features a social media campaign that promotes wise giving tips
focused on particular topics of interest each day this week. Follow the movement on Twitter at
#CharityFraudOut for daily updates from the campaign.