Fraud Alert: Beware of scams implying association with Tea Party Patriots
We recently have been made aware of at least one fraudulent website falsely stating that it is sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots. The fraudulent website has been promoted on local tea party social media sites. This site purports to give away merchandise, but solicits credit card information for the shipping. When a customer enters the credit card information, the card is then charges numerous times for unauthorized charges, sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. We are currently investigating the source of this site and will be taking all necessary action with law enforcement.
DO NOT PROVIDE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION to third-party websites claiming to be Tea Party Patriots (including sites such as ClickFunnels, Warrior Forum, or others).
Tea Party Patriots does NOT use third-party websites to sell merchandise, promote giveaways, or solicit donations. Any credit card payment or donation made to Tea Party Patriots should ONLY be made on a teapartypatriots.org domain, which is secured using SSL encryption. The only authorized Tea Party Patriots store is hosted at http://store.teapartypatriots.org
Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the Tea Party Patriots, please contact us before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.
To ensure that you’re on a valid domain and the connection is secure, look for the server name teapartypatriots.org . Also verify that the web address in your browser is secure by checking for https and/or a green bar with Tea Party Patriots, Inc.
All donations mailed via postal service will be sent to one of the following addresses:
- PO Box 1205 / Merrifield, VA 22116-1205
- PO Box 1210 / Merrifield, VA 22116-1210
PO Box 96406 / Washington, DC 20090-6406
PO Box 96662 / Washington, DC 20090-6662
PO Box 96983 / Washington, DC 20090-6983
Tea Party Patriots occasionally makes phone calls to a large number of our supporters through a company called Capitol Resources, Inc. / DBA Campaign HQ, which is authorized to represent Tea Party Patriots. Any donations made through this company is authorized and secure.