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International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019

Get involved between 21 and 25 October to help your organisation and the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019 (21 to 25 October) #CharityFraudOut

Like all sectors, charities are susceptible to fraud and can be seen as easy target for criminals. Fraud and cyber crime is on the rise, which is why it’s important for charities of all shapes, sizes and types to protect their income and assets by building strong defences.

International Charity Fraud Awareness Week will encourage and empower charities to talk about fraud and share best practice.

The award winning campaign is led by a coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the globe.

The main aims of the week are to:

  • raise awareness of the key risks affecting the sector
  • promote and share good counter-fraud practices
  • promote honesty and openness about fraud

How to get involved in the week

We are encouraging everyone in the charity sector to get involved in International Charity Fraud Awareness Week. You can:

You can also develop your own counter fraud activities aimed at staff and volunteers, members and beneficiaries, donors and supporters.

The Charity Fraud Awareness Hub

A key feature of this year’s campaign is a free online awareness hub, brought to you by Fraud Advisory Panel, UK Finance and the Charity Commission.

It will be your one stop shop for information, guidance and case studies, bringing together charity professionals from across the globe to discuss and share ideas on how to protect the sector.

Register to access the Charity Fraud Awareness Hub to view the schedule of live webinars.

Published 20 August 2019
Last updated 21 October 2019 + show all updates
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