Dear friends from foreign countries, we would like to draw your attention to an important matter regarding increasing instances of financial fraud and scam connected to fundraising for Jews living in Ukraine or other former Soviet Union countries. A considerable number of people and organizations who are collecting money to "help Jewish people in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, etc.”, but are actually providing false videos, photos, statistics and other materials.
KJMC warns all foreign sponsors and donors to be cautious whenever you are asked to support “needy Jewish people in Ukraine”. Our advice is to carefully verify the legitimacy of information about the people or organizations who collect such donations. Also, make sure you seek third party opinions including reliable local ministers from the countries your donations are intended for.
May God guide and bless hands and hearts that are open for charity.