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Their report, Tackling charity fraud: prevention is better than cure, draws from the national charity fraud conference and charity fraud awareness week
Over the past few decades, the charity sector has experienced a greater level of competitiveness, more funding and the opportunity to be more daring than ever before
Financial director, 37, with a 'sense of entitlement' who siphoned nearly £1m from her charity employer to fund luxury holidays and VIP tickets to see Britney Spears is jailed for six years
A man has been jailed for swindling shoppers out of tens of thousands of pounds with bogus charity collections.
Many charities, particularly smaller ones, do not realise the value of the personal, financial, commercial and other data they hold to cyber criminals, according to a report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
The National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, has published advice for charities on how they can protect themselves against cyber-attacks such as fraud and extortion. It is based on a threat assessment on the sector
Action Fraud has referred the case to the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.
Shoppers all over Devon and Cornwall were allegedly conned into giving money to a Newton Abbot-based scam in which unemployed youths pretended to be charity collectors.
The incident, which happened in October, came to light after it was raised in Parliament by Southend West MP Sir David Amess. During a debate on cyber security, Sir David questioned the Minister for Security, Ben Wallace.
A Telford woman who stole from a vulnerable pensioner she befriended, and who scammed other elderly people with fake sponsorship stories to fund a drug habit, has been jailed.
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