This is a great question, because as a donor, you can never be too cautious. GiveForward makes every effort to investigate suspect fundraisers, but unfortunately, we cannot claim responsibility for the accuracy of each fundraiser. The GiveForward staff works very closely with projects on our site. Any suspect or questionable projects are asked to provide more information and will be removed and funds returned if an investigation brings us to question the legitimacy of any fundraiser.
Although GiveForward has a due diligence process, we strongly believe that our users are some of the best security out there. Because GiveForward is a community of people looking to help each other, our users are watchful of projects that don’t seem to fit the model of a good fundraising effort. Please keep an eye out for suspicious posts and flag any projects you think are questionable. GiveForward will investigate all flagged projects to make sure the quality of the projects on our site remains high. Any information you provide will remain anonymous and your identity will always remain confidential. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org about any issues with a fundraiser.
Please, only donate if you feel comfortable and confident about the fundraiser and its Team Captain.