Like any other sector, charities are not immune to criminal abuse from fraudsters. Fraud poses a serious risk to valuable funds and sensitive data, and can damage the good reputation of charities, affecting public trust and confidence in the sector as a whole.
Fraud is dishonesty, involving either:
- false representation, for example identity fraud
- failing to disclose information
- abuse of position to make a gain or cause loss to another
Fraud is the most reported crime in the UK. According to the Office for National Statistics, an individual in the UK is 10 times more likely to be a victim of fraud than theft. The charity sector is no different.
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THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES – if you would like to attend please complete the registration form.
The seminar is being held in conjunction with Teesside University, Cleveland Police, NERSOU.
Charity Fraud Seminar
|12:30 - 13:00||Registration with coffee/tea & light refreshments|
|13:00 - 13:10||Introduction and welcome from the Chair||Alan Brown|
Pringle - Cleveland Police
|Topic: Due diligence/KYC regarding charity employees (CEO’s etc) and real time case studies|
|Martin Wilson - NERSOU||Topic: Cyber crime and Security|
|A speaker from the National Cyber Security Centre|
|Jackie Harvey - Northumbria University||Topic: A session on ‘why managers fail to spot fraud’.|
|Maria McKenna - Tait Walker||Topic: A section on fraud and the common pitfalls seen by forensic accountants.|
|Paul Storey - FSHC||Topic: Fraud and Dementia|
National Protect/Prevent Officer
National Co-Ordinators Office
City of London Police
|Topic: Tell2 campaign – A problem solving approach to tackle the wide variety of frauds and protect around the 5 key enablers: Telephone, Internet, Mobile phones, Doorstep, Letterbox|
|16:00 - 17:00||NETWORKING and BUFFET|