Charity Fraud Awareness Week launches today

The week of international activity includes a focus on insider fraud, moving money safely and the importance of due diligence.

Joe Lepper | 22nd Oct 18
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A week of campaigning aimed at countering fraud in the charity sector kicks off today with a focus on cyber security.

Each day of Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2018 (22-26 October) will focus on a different theme with current and emerging cyber fraud threats taking centre stage today.

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is a global event, involving more than 40 charities, regulators and professional representatives, including the Fraud Advisory Panel and Charity Commission.

As part of today’s activity the Charity Commission has launched a social media poll on how important it is for charities to play their part in fighting fraud.

Tech sector firms are also getting involved, with Genesis Business Systems taking to Twitter to say that “improving online security is a job for everyone”.

Supporters pack available

A downloadable supporters pack with digital assets and suggested activities is available from the Fraud Advisory Panel.

On Tuesday (23 October) the focus turns to grant fraud, due diligence and partnership working, Wednesday (24 October) looks at donation and legacy fraud, Thursday’s (25 October) activity centres on insider fraud and the week wraps up on Friday (26 October) with a look at how charities can best move money safely.