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A 37-year-old man has been remanded into custody for carrying out a "sophisticated" fraud against a youth charity.
Scottish SPCA chiefs have issued a warning about the bogus inspectors after receiving a tip off from a member of the public in Lanarkshire.
A MOTHER who faked cancer to pocket £45,000 in donations was also accused of swindling a charity out of thousands of pounds, it has emerged.
A woman who claimed to have terminal cancer and let her friends raise thousands of pounds for her to have a dream wedding has been jailed.
Criminals are setting up fake charities and impersonating genuine ones in a bid to get people to part with their cash.
Financial sanctions are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the work and operations of international charitable work. Like everyone else, charities and their trustees must not only understand financial sanctions, but comply with them.
It’s the news that every charity leader dreads: your organisation is experiencing a cyber attack, orchestrated by cyber criminals who want to loot as much of your confidential data as possible. The question is, will the cyber criminals be successful?
Charities have reported being victims of fraud or cybercrime 645 times since the start of the pandemic in March, amounting to £3.6 million in total losses, according to the Charity Commission.
Accepting donations from cyber criminal groups could be deemed as profiting from crime, money laundering or handling stolen goods – so don’t do it
From Action Fraud (the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime) fraud is defined as:
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