The Charity Commission recently published a new online form to report serious incidents in your charity, making it much easier to report cases of fraud and cyber crime.

Recent analysis of reported fraud 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 your charity’s 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. If you think your charity has been targeted, it’s important to speak out and report this, so the Charity Commission can better identify the risks and help others across the sector.

You can also take vital steps to protect your charity from harm by getting involved in this year’s International Charity Fraud Awareness Week between 21 and 25 October 2019.

The Charity Commission is encouraging everyone in the charity sector to get involved to help fight fraud.

You can:

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