Charities and not-for-profits beware fraudsters hard at work

Published by Susan Robinson on 4 November 2020

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In this difficult time, it is important to be positive and look for opportunities. Unfortunately, fraudsters are having the same thoughts and are taking the crisis as an opportunity to increase their own income. We are seeing an increase in attempts and disappointingly some ‘success’. The Charity Commission has recently updated its guidance on fraud here.

Charities should ensure they review their policies in the light of home working and possibly reduced staff levels. They should ensure that all policies are being adhered to and update staff accordingly. Fraudsters do not care that you are a charity doing good work; to them, you are just another income source. Don’t let your valuable funds go to the wrong destination. If you are a victim of fraud please contact Action Fraud and the Charity Commission.

Further information about fraud and cybercrime, how to spot it and what you can do to protect against it has been issued by Government. The contents included how to report, tackle and counter fraud. Full details can be found here and here.

Stay safe.

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