Most charities now have an online presence to raise awareness of the work they do and to fundraise. But this can create opportunities for fraudsters to exploit. Join this session to find out about the common risks affecting the online presence of charities and how to manage them.
This session will cover:
- Common risks such as impersonation and cloned sites
- Simple prevention measures that can make a difference
- Taking action against fake websites, emails and online fundraisers
Robb Montgomery Global Counter Fraud Manager, Save the Children (chair)
Robb oversees reporting, case management and serious incident investigations at Save the Children, with a current focus on counter fraud considerations at preliminary program and partnership design stages.
Robb holds Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Technician accreditations from the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board and recently completed study for MSc Counter Fraud & Counter Corruption and Criminology at University of Portsmouth. His research project explored the current adequacy of counter fraud strategies within the sector and presented findings in the dissertation ‘Dishonest Humanitarians? Countering Fraud in the UK Charity Sector’.
Dina Rickman Director of Northern Europe, GoFundMe
Dina is Director, Northern Europe at GoFundMe. She’s worked at the fundraising company for three years. Before that she held a number of senior roles in journalism, including at The Independent and The Week.
T/DS Sophina Deed Cyber Disruptions and Preventions Team, City of London Police
Sophina is currently the Sergeant on the Cyber Disruptions and Preventions team within the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. She joined the City of London Police in 2003, progressing to a DC in 2007, specialising in public protection work and dealing with serious cases such as honour based violence and child protection. In 2012 Sophina joined the Money Laundering team within the Economic Crime Directorate and then moved to fraud investigations in 2014. In 2016 she joined the Crime Academy where she delivered the Specialist Fraud Investigation course to both police officers and the private sector and in 2018 joined the Disruptions Team, taking over as supervisor in March 2020 (during a worldwide pandemic no less!).