Charity Has To Repay Fraudulent Donations

Co Kildare-based charity, the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, has been the victim of a credit card scam, which has seen them have to repay more than €130,000 in donations.

Over 1,000 donations made through its website between March 22 and April 30 were found to be fraudulent.

It is understood that donations are made as a way of checking if a stolen or skimmed card is still working, as once verified as still active the re-sell value of the card increases.

According the Irish Times, on a single day last month the charity received 190 donations on its website, totalling more than €42,000.

It is understood the there had been a “steady flow” of similar donations going back 15 months, but they had increased recently.


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