Family Care Foundation and other charitable agencies are sometimes subject to "phishing" attacks (email scams). The scams request online donations to be directed to a web site different than Family Care Foundation's official site (familycare.org), or claim to offer job opportunities, requests to convert funds, or requests to forward financial transactions directly to field programs.

If you have received such an email in connection with a job or financial opportunity, we urge you not to respond. These emails are not legitimate. Either delete the email or report it to www.ic3.gov.

Turkey Disclaimer

Family Care Foundation (FCF) has been notified that a person(s) in Turkey have been approaching individuals via the Internet, a social networking site or otherwise, claiming to be employed as a nurse by FCF and/or a volunteer associated with FCF. Such actions, individuals or agencies are not authorized by Family Care Foundation. If you have any questions concerning such matters, please call our office.

Nigeria Disclaimer

Family Care Foundation (FCF) has been notified that persons in Nigeria have been approaching individuals via the Internet, a social networking site or otherwise, claiming to be employed by FCF. In one such scenario, the person fictionally representing FCF lists vacation houses for rent on craigslist, etc and requests money to be wired, or transferred to an account abroad. In another scenario, they ask for money to be sent to them for travel or other supposedly program-related expenses. Please be advised, that while Family Care Foundation does work with a Project Partner in Nigeria, these abovementioned approached would not be employed by anyone legitimately associated with Family Care Foundation. If you have any questions concerning such matters, please call our office.

Greece Disclaimer

Family Care Foundation (FCF) has been notified that a person(s) in Greece have been approaching individuals via the Internet, a social networking site or otherwise, claiming to be employed by FCF and/or a missionary associated with FCF. In one such scenario, the person fictiously representing FCF lists vacation houses for rent on craigslist, etc and requests money to be wired, transferred to an account abroad and/or sent by Western Union. In another scenario, they ask for money to be sent to them for travel or other supposedly program-related expenses. Please be advised that Family Care Foundation has no projects in or Project Managers assigned to Greece, and has no involvement with any such scheme, and also cautions you to be aware of bogus FCF identity cards that such individuals may also present. Such actions, individuals or agencies are not authorized by Family Care Foundation. If you have any questions concerning such matters, please call our office.

Security of Online Giving to Family Care Foundation

The Family Care Foundation's Web site utilizes the Internet security protocol known as "Secure Sockets Layer" or "SSL". This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using our site safe and secure.

The Make a donation to Family Care page is the only page on our site where you enter personal information when you want to make a donation. Family Care Foundation's Web site will receive your Name and Address information so that we can properly process your donation. Your credit card information is sent securely from your browser directly to our credit card processor and is not transmitted to our website. Family Care Foundation does not receive or store your actual credit card details.

Your personal name and address information is accessible only to a limited number of trusted Family Care Foundation staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Additional details about SSL

Independent agencies report that (statistically speaking) using a credit card on the Internet through SSL is far safer than submitting your credit card to a clerk in the grocery store, or making a payment over an open telephone line. In fact, they report that there are no recorded instances of someone "breaking" SSL encryption and using credit card information stored therein for fraudulent purposes.

The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which are certified by a certifying authority such as Thawte. Secure URLs always begin with "https://" rather than "http://" and if you are using one from a browser that recognizes SSL (including Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL's version 3, and Spyglass, among others) you will generally also receive a preceding message and/or see a symbol, such as a lock, that signifies that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at our servers.

If your browser doesn't support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page.