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Fox Rock Foundation Advises Nonprofits to Be Vigilant Against Phishing Attempts

QUINCY, Mass. , June 01 /Businesswire/ - Fox Rock Foundation, the charitable endeavor founded by Rob and Karen Hale, advises its nonprofit partners to be vigilant against phishing attempts. The Foundation is aware of active scams involving fraudulent emails and web domains purporting to be from Robert Hale, the Hale family or Fox Rock Foundation related to charitable grants to nonprofits.

Please be advised that Fox Rock Foundation maintains only one website,, and any websites with any variations of this address have no association with the Hale Family or Fox Rock Foundation and have not been authorized by the family or foundation. The Hale family does not accept grant requests, request or distribute funding through email or the internet, nor does it request personal or other confidential information.

Any nonprofit with doubts concerning the authenticity of any communications claiming to be from or associated with Robert Hale, Fox Rock Foundation or any related Hale family entities should email This notifies Fox Rock of potentially fraudulent activity, allowing the Foundation to investigate and take corrective action if deemed necessary. (Due to the volume of inquiries the Foundation sometimes receives, staff may not respond to every notice.)

Unfortunately, scams taking advantage of the Hale family's philanthropic efforts have been increasing in frequency, and some of these fraudulent schemes can be highly sophisticated. Despite the tireless efforts of the Fox Rock security team and law enforcement to put an end to such scams, the reality is that not all of them can be prevented.

Please be advised that Robert Hale and the Hale Family, Fox Rock Foundation, Granite Telecommunications LLC, Granite Gives Back LLC, FoxRock Cares, and their employees, grantees, and/or partner organizations do not ever:

  • Accept unsolicited grant requests
  • Request or distribute funding through email or the internet
  • Mail grant checks or request refunds from grant checks
  • Use any kind of links to online forms to request information
  • Request information about bank accounts or any other financial information
  • Request tax returns, social security numbers or other personal information
  • Request administrative fees for awarding a grant
  • Host lotteries or offer prizes of any kind through email, postal mail, telephone, fax, or in person
  • Request registration fees for conferences or meetings
  • Have memberships or request fees for memberships
  • Approach individuals in person offering grant opportunities
  • Offer investment opportunities

For more information about the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to detect, prevent, and prosecute these kinds of fraud or to file a complaint with the agency, please visit Division of Privacy and Identity Protection and FTC Complaint Assistant.

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