A charity supporting cancer patients was defrauded of more than £90,000 because of a bogus change to a supplier’s bank account details. Learn more about what happened and what changed as a result.
A charity supporting young people who are homeless was defrauded over a seven-year period by the financial controller who was a trusted and well-liked member of the team. Learn more about what happened and what changed as a result.
An employee of a partner organisation working on an aid programme used false purchases and overpayments to dishonestly take charity funds totalling £46,000. Learn more about what happened and what changed as a result.
A grant-holder discovered systematic fraud carried out by staff in one of its partner organisations and reported it to the funder. This ultimately deprived the local community of much-needed support to improve the quality of life of people affected by HIV. Learn more about what happened and what was changed as a result.
A review of internal financial controls by Colchester Food Bank resulted in several low-cost improvements to safeguard and expand the food bank’s funding. Learn more about the benefits of their approach in this case study.
In 2016 the British Council established a counter-fraud function to improve fraud awareness and create a culture of reporting across 115 countries. Learn more about the benefits of their approach in this case study.
It is much easier to identify problems early and address them promptly if you have a simple, hassle-free way for staff and volunteers to raise concerns about fraud.
Regardless of size, nature and complexity, every charity needs to move money safely if it’s to deliver its charitable objectives.
Legacies are a vital source of charitable income. But the fraud risks can be high.
The coronavirus pandemic has created new vulnerabilities which fraudsters and cybercriminals may exploit.
Good internal communications about fraud can lead to a well-informed, engaged and empowered workforce and a more fraud-resilient, ethical charity.
Performing proper due diligence in all staff and recruitment matters is an essential part of getting to know the people who work for you.
Every charity needs proper safeguards to protect its grant funding resources from misuse in financial crime, money laundering, terrorism or other criminality.
Charities working internationally can face financial crime risks due to the environments they operate in. It is essential these risks are assessed and controlled.
Some simple, low-cost security measures can go a long way towards improving a charity’s cyber defences and protecting its funds, people and data.
Gaining board-level support for counter fraud initiatives is a critical first step towards establishing effective fraud defences.
This report highlights the main findings from the largest survey undertaken into cybercrime in the UK charity sector, commissioned by the Charity Commission for England and Wales and Fraud Advisory Panel.
This report highlights the main findings from the largest survey undertaken into fraud committed against UK charities, commissioned by the Charity Commission for England and Wales and Fraud Advisory Panel.
Ask your staff and volunteers to complete this 30 minute e-learning course on the basics of good cyber security. Created by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, it’s free and easy-to-use.
Learn about the steps you can take to keep your charity safe online with this free training course from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. It covers five key cybersecurity topics over five days.
Some people and organisations that deliver exams and assessments might be exposed to incentives, and that can increase the risk of fraud or malpractice.
A small number of fundraisers are not well intentioned, or they start out with good intentions but find the allure of cash hard to resist.
Protecting personal data from accidental, negligent or malicious loss and theft should always be a high priority.
Conducting proper due diligence as part of volunteer recruitment and management is an essential part of getting to know them.