Monday 18 October – Friday 22 October is Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Charity Fraud Awareness Week, run by Prevent Charity Fraud, brings together charity and non-profit sectors from around the world to raise awareness and share good practices in tackling fraud and cybercrime.
Every charity, NGO and not-for-profit is susceptible to fraud and cybercrime by criminals exploiting the current global crisis.
Charities need to be aware of the risks and take steps to keep their money, people, and data safe. Prevent Charity Fraud is an organisation that are trying to tackle all issues surrounding charity fraud, from Whistleblowing to Cyber Security. They have put together useful guides for many different issues and problems charities can face, as well as learning tools, events, and on-demand webinars.
Cllr Alan Gardiner, Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services, said: “Fraud is a drain on valuable money, especially for charities in a time when every penny counts.
“Fraudsters do not respect boundaries, rules or regulations and will take any opportunity to steal money that is intended to help others.
“We support Prevent Charity Fraud in all they are doing to help stop charity fraud and raise awareness.”
If you would like to get more involved or learn more about this, you can by:
- Getting involved in charity fraud awareness week
For any more information about Charity Fraud Awareness Week, visit the Prevent Charity Fraud website