Charities commission introduces new method for reporting charity fraud
The Charity Commission has introduced a new online form to ease the process of reporting incidents in charities.
Following a survey of the sector, the Charity Commission has come up with a solution to help charities report fraud quickly and effectively. The commission’s new online form can be used whenever a charity needs to report a serious incident.
Recent analysis of reported frauds reveals that charities are continuing to fall victim to the most prevalent threats, such as Mandate, CEO fraud and phishing – all types of social engineering, involving manipulation or impersonation, usually by email.
These scams can put charities’ valuable funds, infrastructure and reputation at risk, but they can be highly sophisticated and hard to detect, fooling even the most experienced and senior people across all sectors, the Charity Commission has warned.
“If you think your charity has been targeted, it is important to speak out and report this, so we can better identify the risks and help others across the sector,” the commission has said.
It has invited charities to take steps to protect themselves from harm by getting involved in this year’s fraud campaign, International Charity Fraud Awareness Week.
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