Help! My collection bucket has become a victim of fraud

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

 John Tranter, a CFG trustee explores how charities can communicate with their donors to help them avoid falling victim to these scams, and shares a case of how easily it can   happen.

How safe is your charity from cybercrime?

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

John Baker of Moore Stephens looks at what charities need to do to reduce their risks of becoming a victim of fraud. Cybercrime, including deviant phishing scams, ransomware, and mandate fraud are becoming more prevalent as charities are receiving more donations online than ever.

Beware of snake oil pensions salesman

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October 20, 2017 at 17:43

Beware of scammers dipping into your pension says David Davidson of Spence and Partners’. Know what to look out for and remember, if it seems too good to be true it probably is.

Reflections on how an organisation can implement new ways of thinking to combat fraud.

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October 20, 2017 at 17:30

Throughout 2015 we were bombarded with messages in the media, at finance conferences and seminars and from our peers, that all organisations are losing millions of pounds annually to fraud. We were led to believe that an organisation of our size could be losing up to £3.4 million per annum. We did treat this statistic with some caution – our expenditure model is probably different to many other organisations in the sector. Nonetheless we needed to take this seriously: this is a potential loss of Amnesty International’s donor funds that should be being spent on delivery of core human rights […]

6 simple steps your charity can take to help protect themselves from fundraising fraud

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September 25, 2017 at 09:58

Fundraising fraud is where a fraudster (who might be known) collects money on behalf of the charity but keeps some or all of the money and can be difficult for a charity to track.

Do I need a fraud response plan?

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September 25, 2017 at 09:57

Although many organisations seek to mitigate the risks of environmental or man-made crises by developing a disaster recovery plan, very few apply the same rationale to the risks associated with fraud.

Fraud and the 3 C’s

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September 25, 2017 at 09:57

Throughout CFG’s Counter Fraud Campaign we have talked a lot about establishing controls, culture and communications, or the 3 C’s. It is important to also think about how these 3 C’s link together to support each other. So this blog is going to discuss how you can ensure that the 3 C’’s are working together.

What can charities learn from the recent fraud cases?

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July 27, 2017 at 13:06

Unfortunately this week there have been two high profile cases of fraud being committed within a charity. This blog will provide an overview of each case, tell you about how CFG can help you to prevent fraud, and how you can join us in tackling fraud by signing up to our counter fraud pledge.

CFG launches Counter Fraud Campaign

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July 12, 2017 at 08:30

Tackling Fraud Together Just in case you are unaware, CFG is celebrating our 30th anniversary this year. While most anniversaries are a time to reflect and look back on what change has occurred, CFG has decided to use this opportunity as a way to look forward. While it is important to remember and reflex, looking at how the charity sector has changed to adapt to challenges and what challenges could be ahead is more important than when CFG started in 1987.

Celebrating small charities

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June 21, 2017 at 17:20

Small charities play a crucial role in both the charity sector and the wider public. With 97% of the sector made up of charities with an annual income of less than £1m, small charities deserve to be celebrated.