Did you see Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats on BBC One or iPlayer this week? The programme highlights different cases in which charities have lost money to scammers - cyber-criminals, fundraisers and even employees and volunteers.
The Charity Commission has recently published its report on its work dealing with wrongdoing and harm in charities in 2017-18. The report includes findings on insider fraud - loss of charitable funds to your own staff and volunteers.
Charity Fraud Awareness Week gave us all a lot to think about. One area that charities should not overlook is legacy fraud. We all know that legacies are a vital source of income for charities, and last year saw legacy income at a record high.
How can charities and social enterprises protect themselves against fraud committed by social engineering?
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has warned that schools and colleges are being targeted by so called “CEO fraud” and that some have lost substantial sums of money as a result.
Charity trustees have a duty to protect their charity’s assets and the Commission has specific guidance on how to protect your charity from fraud.
Following the launch of BWB’s new anti-fraud team, the Law Society Gazette has written an article detailing the wide-ranging discussion which occurred at the team’s recent “Fighting Charity Fraud” event at the firm’s Queen Street Place offices.