Every day we receive requests for targeted assistance from parents of children with severe developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, some of them remain unanswered for some reasons beyond the control of the Fund. The Diema’s Dream Fund always carefully checks all documents submitted with the request for fundraising, or makes appropriate requests to medical institutions. At the moment, this option is not available. As soon as we start collecting new requests for targeted assistance, this information will be published on the official website of the Diema’s Dream Fund.
We also encourage parents of children with severe developmental disabilities not to send personal data and documents for treatment to unknown and unconfirmed email addresses – you risk running into fraudsters who can use this information for their own purposes.
Here is a small instruction on how to distinguish fraudsters from a functioning charity (source miloserdie.ru):
- Incomplete or unreliable data – if there is no photo of the child, documents about the diagnosis and required treatment are not provided, or documents are very old, this should alert the donor;No contact-scammers usually do not make direct contact or give non-existent addresses, phone numbers, and one-day sites;
- There are no reports on the results – charitable foundations ‘ websites usually publish reports on the use of donations, and the donor receives an email or SMS confirmation that the donation has been received;
- Obsessive or hysterical behavior-charitable foundations send e-mails asking for help only to people who have subscribed to these e-mails and have expressed a desire to help the Foundation. If you constantly receive a lot of spam with Intrusive requests from some address or receive SMS with the same content, this is also a reason to suspect fraud;
- Donation to a personal card or e-wallet – if a person presents himself as an employee of the Fund, but asks to transfer money to a personal card, this is also a reason to suspect him of fraud. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!