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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.
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.
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.