August 3, 2022

Be alert to the growing risk of cyber fraud post pandemic

As we emerge from the pandemic we are seeing the threat of fraud and risk to finances move to more of a cyber dependant phase – where actors are relying increasingly on computers and internet connected devices.
July 26, 2022

Good cyber security can help protect against fraud

According to the National Crime Agency, fraud is now the most prevalent type of crime in England and Wales and a significant rising problem for charities.
January 4, 2022

What is payment diversion fraud, and how can you avoid it?

Payment diversion is a type of impersonation fraud. In its most basic form, it started when humans began exchanging products and services for payment, be that early coinage, a sheep, a cartwheel or a flagon of wine.
November 1, 2021

Shine a light and sign the Fraud Pledge!

Close your eyes. Imagine a fraudster. What do they look like? A shadowy figure, deeply suspicious and clearly criminal, working outside of the organisation and planning sophisticated ways to get around your safeguards?
October 19, 2021

How much does tenancy fraud cost us all – and what will drive all social housing providers to play their part in the fight against such fraud?

Tenancy fraud, often called social housing fraud, remains an enigma to much of the public. While some councils and Private Registered Providers (PRPs) take seriously their responsibility to prevent and detect tenancy fraud, others do little to tackle the threat and harm such fraud poses.
October 18, 2021

‘Take action on fraud’, regulator warns charities, as new figures show over £8 million reported lost to crime last year

The Charity Commission is today warning charity leaders to protect their organisations against fraud and cybercrime, after new figures show charities reported almost £8.6 million of lost funds in the last financial year.
October 18, 2021

Our counter fraud journey: how the British Council has strengthened its defences

As Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021 begins, I recall the journey we’ve been on since the initiative first started six years ago. That might not sound like a long time but considering what’s happened to the UK and the World, it’s a very long time indeed.
September 20, 2021

Welcome to our new website

Launching today, preventcharityfraud.org.uk is a handy one-stop shop, designed to give charities information, advice and practical tools to fight fraud and stay safe from harm.