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  • 17 Feb 2024 12:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Seven people have been jailed after an organised fraud which saw public donations worth hundreds of thousands of pounds stolen from life-saving charities.

    Led by David Levi, 47 from Lytham St Annes, the criminal group collected money from the public under the guise that it would all be handed over to good causes including Children in Need, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, The Children’s Society, The Christie Charitable Fund and MIND.

    https://www.cps.gov.uk/cps/news/fraud-gang-jailed-after-stealing-charity-donations-organised-scam


  • 07 Feb 2024 3:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It’s a sad fact that fraudsters will take advantage of your generosity when you decide to give to charity.

    Action Fraud, National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre have highlighted how you can give safely to charity. It’s always important to be vigilant to make sure you are giving to a legitimate organisation.

    https://crimestoppers-uk.org/news-campaigns/news/2024/feb/4-tips-on-how-to-give-safely-to-charity


  • 27 Jan 2024 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A charity whose trustee was found guilty of fraud for selling a bogus cure for Covid-19 has been ordered to shut down.

    The Charity Commission said the Kingdom Church GB should be wound up as it confirmed it had been removed from the regulator’s register this week.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2024/01/25/charity-linked-to-preacher-convicted-of-fraud-over-bogus-covid-cure-told-to-shut/


  • 14 Jan 2024 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Gloucestershire police have confirmed that they have interviewed under caution an employee of the county's Barnwood-based Age UK charity, following the identification of a black hole in the charity's accounts which dates all the way back to 2016.

    https://www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aanews/police-move-on-suspected-fraud-at-gloucestershire-charity

  • 30 Dec 2023 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fraudster has been jailed for his role in an organised scam which saw public donations worth thousands of pounds stolen from Britain's most loved charities.

    Stephen Chesterman, of Eversley Road, Benfleet, admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation after going out collecting donations for the public under the guise this money would go to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/fraudster-jailed-role-gang-stole-175618238.html/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly90LmNvLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAALnLlLItj9mdH_ERkIHfh6uiQexBByGL60WW3EZYapToeW3E_fLBYXWt5Jsp7AzzcAOdYfQWAHCAsc_fb3hSc-h38Fsvcusxd3rVxFLh0yygnDfDCiKlLU0VhuFlDCO8Oz1sgqzZdXWYqlV2D9Blz4NmWnYajrcKAghlyFdbThAP


  • 08 Dec 2023 12:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Fundraising Regulator, Charity Commission for England and Wales and Action Fraud have joined forces to encourage people to give safely this winter.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regulators-urge-public-to-take-care-when-donating-to-charity-after-27m-lost-to-fraudsters

  • 02 Dec 2023 5:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2023 kicks off, the latest Charity Fraud Report shows that instances of fraud across the sector continue to rise.

    https://www.icaew.com/insights/viewpoints-on-the-news/2023/nov-2023/cost-of-living-crisis-fuels-charity-fraud-risks

  • 25 Nov 2023 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Some fraudsters may take advantage of our generosity when it comes to giving to charity. They may claim to be raising money for a fake charity or impersonate a well-known charity.

    Most fundraising appeals are genuine, so the risk of fraud should not put you off giving to charities. However, you should be vigilant and make sure you are giving safely to legitimate organisations.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/charityfraud


  • 03 Nov 2023 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A woman who helped to organise the Black Lives Matter protest that toppled the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for fraud.

    Xahra Saleem, 23, pleaded guilty to using more than £30,000 that was supposed to go to a charity for disadvantaged youngsters in the city to buy a new phone, computer, hair and make-up, taxis and takeaways.

    https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2023-10-31/woman-who-helped-organise-colston-statue-protest-jailed-for-charity-fraud


  • 19 Oct 2023 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A woman who stole more than £94,000 from a Bristol charity has been jailed.

    Tracy Parsons, of Newport, was sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday 10 October after she pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position, false accounting, and money laundering.

    https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2023-10-14/despicable-woman-stole-more-than-90k-from-charity


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