Like all sectors, charities can be susceptible to fraud and cybercrime. 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 cybercrime. In times like these, prevention really is better than cure.
The ‘International Charity Fraud Awareness Week’ 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 three simple messages:
Be fraud aware
Take time to check
Keep your charity safe
Get involved in the campaign by sharing our social media content via LinkedIn and Twitter using #CharityFraudOut.