Fraud Alert

Updated 5/10/2021


While The Reid Foundation For Lupus (the “Foundation”) is not aware of any fraudulent solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the Foundation and its initiatives and affiliated entities circulating the internet, the Foundation endeavors to mitigate the risk of exposure to this type of fraudulent solicitation. There is a possibility that such solicitations may be sent in a variety of forms including email and social media messaging, and such solicitations may falsely state that they are issued by, or in association with, the Foundation, its staff, and/or a member of the Reid family.  They may include the Foundation logo or the logos of the Foundation’s initiatives and affiliated entities, links to the Foundation’s website or the websites of its affiliated entities, names of Foundation staff members, and reference to Foundation events.


The Foundation is continuously taking steps to address these potential scams, but unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the Foundation will be able to stop all fraudulent solicitations in the event that potential donors ever receive such solicitations.  If you receive a solicitation that you feel is suspicious, please forward it to To be clear, the Foundation, its employees, and its representatives do not:


  • Sponsor lotteries or award prize money to individuals or organizations.
  • Randomly select individuals to participate in Foundation events, such as workshops, conferences, and awards ceremonies.
  • Send unsolicited emails from Foundation board members or representatives, other than those that originate from the Foundation’s official mailing list.
  • Send Foundation-related correspondence via LinkedIn InMail, Twitter Direct Message, Facebook Messenger, or any other social media messaging applications.


Please exercise extreme caution if you receive solicitations that are not from a verifiable representative of the Foundation, from a verifiable email address. Below are some tips to help you avoid scams:


  • Disregard emails that say you have won a lottery or have been awarded a cash prize.
  • Do not respond to emails or direct messages (including messages sent on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or any other social media forum) that claim to be from the Reid family, or any of their representatives.
  • Avoid filling out forms embedded in email messages.
  • Be extremely cautious if you receive unsolicited emails requesting personal or financial information, or asking you to wire money.
  • If you would like to make a contribution to the Foundation, ensure you do so by directly visiting the “Donations” page on the Foundation’s website.
  • Verify any questionable or suspicious solicitation you receive by contacting the appropriate Foundation office or representative, or by emailing


If you have questions about the authenticity of a communication you have received, please forward it to