Fraud Alert: GoFundMe Scam

A fraudulent email message with the eatrightPRO logo and linking to a fake GoFundMe campaign is encouraging Academy members to donate to an effort to raise money for a young girl’s medical treatment. This campaign is associated with neither the Academy nor GoFundMe. The scam is designed to solicit “donations” from individuals who believe they are contributing to a good cause. Members should be vigilant in protecting themselves by verifying fundraising communications come from the Academy or its Foundation and direct members to eatrightPRO.org or eatrightFoundation.org (never a third-party site such as GoFundMe). Click here for more information about GoFundMe fraud detection.

Members who receive an email with the eatrightPRO logo and Subject: Help Support Susan, should report the email and its contents to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.