Like all sectors, charities can be susceptible to fraud and cyber crime. Those providing vital services and support to local communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be particularly vulnerable.
All charities, even those with relatively small reserves to call upon, can take simple steps to boost resilience to fraud and cyber crime. In times like these, prevention really is better than cure.
The fraud awareness campaign, run jointly by the Charity Commission and Fraud Advisory Panel (together with a coalition of sector partners), aims to encourage and empower charities to talk about fraud and share best practice.
The 2020 campaign will focus on 3 simple messages:
Be fraud aware
Take time to check
Keep your charity safe
Get involved in the campaign
You can access a range of free resources from one handy charity fraud awareness hub. You’ll find mini-tutorials, on-demand webinars, videos and factsheets to help you with fraud awareness.
The guest speakers consider fraud and cybercrime over the next 6 to 12 months from a range of different charity perspectives. It also outlines some of the big issues we think charities should be thinking about now to prepare.
This award-winning campaign is in its fifth year. It is led by a coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world.