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:
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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The seminar is being held in conjunction with Teesside University, Cleveland Police, NERSOU.
|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|