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Direct on-line contact with sponsored children? What should I do?

ccm computersWe are aware that with the rise in popularity of social networking sites, sponsors may be directly contacted by their sponsored child, people claiming to be their sponsored child, or by a family member or acquaintance of the child. 

We really encourage children and sponsors to communicate with each other, but all sponsored children know that for the protection of the sponsors, contact with their sponsor should only be through the CCM office. 

Unfortunately, the rise in the use of Facebook and other social networking sites brings with it a greater risk of internet crime. Unsuspecting sponsors could fall victim to scams, as it would be easy for a person to pose as a sponsored child on-line. 

We strongly suggest that you do not respond to any message, Facebook 'friend request', or any other form of attempted contact. Instead, please continue to communicate with your sponsored child through the normal CCM letter or email writing process. 

If you have been contacted by your sponsored child or someone claiming to know them, please let us know as soon as possible, so that we can investigate the matter.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of this work.