Coronavirus related fraud in the charity sector

The Charity Commission have issued an alert to help charities minimise the risk of falling victim to a recent surge in fraudulent activities. The points to highlight are; fraudulent sales of personal protective equipment have highlighted the need to carry out sufficient due diligence on new suppliers; with more employees working remotely from home and with increased email communication, the need to validate requests to amend bank details is far greater; heightened pressure on fundraising should not excuse instant acceptance of unsolicited goods, services or donations.

The guidance also includes a link to a webinar held in conjunction with the Fraud Advisory Panel to help charities spot Covid -19 related fraud and better protect the charity.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-increased-risk-of-fraud-and-cybercrime-against-charities?utm_source=c8a78da4-d3a6-438c-884d-9b1a5c87bd39&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

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