October 17th 2022
Get Safe Online is proud to support this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week which runs from today until Friday.
Now in its seventh year, Charity Fraud Awareness Week is an award-winning campaign, run by a partnership of charities, regulators, representatives, umbrella bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders, across the world. Its aim is to bring together the third sector to share knowledge, expertise, and good practice in fraud prevention, at a time when many in the sector continue to remain susceptible to fraud and cybercrime.
Tony Neate, Chief Executive, Get Safe Online, said: “The thousands of charities across the UK are doing a fantastic job in supporting deserving causes which would otherwise suffer. They rely on the hard work and dedication of not only paid professionals, but an army of volunteers and, of course, donations in the form of fundraising and legacies, amongst others. Right now, finances are even more stretched because of the cost-of-living crisis and seemingly more potential recipients for donations, such as the war in Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, charities are far from immune from fraud, and that’s why we’re again getting involved in this year’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week, organised jointly by the Charity Commission and the Fraud Advisory Panel. We encourage all third-sector organisations to sign up too, particularly at a time when, more than ever before, charities need to be aware of the risks from fraud and take appropriate steps to ensure their money, people and data are kept safe.”
For more information about Charity Fraud Awareness Week visit: preventcharityfraud.org.uk and/or join the conversation at: #StopCharityFraud