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  • 12 Feb 2018 10:03 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has warned that fraudsters have been pretending to be the British Council to trick people into handing over money

    https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/action-fraud-warns-that-charity-s-name-being-used-in-scams.html

  • 12 Feb 2018 10:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Charities Commission has written to Oxfam 'as a matter of urgency' to find out more of the Oxford-based charity's conduct following a major disaster in 2011.

    http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/15986015.Charities_Commission_writes_to_Oxfam__as_a_matter_of_urgency__following_sex_allegations/

  • 05 Feb 2018 9:30 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Police are investigating a woman after she went missing following a fraud probe into the charity where she volunteered


    http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/missing-woman-at-centre-of-charity-fraud-probe


  • 28 Jan 2018 8:07 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Most fundraising is genuine. Only a small minority of collections and appeals are scams. But fraudsters are expert at hijacking our kindness and stealing our donations.

    https://www.fraudadvisorypanel.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Giving-Safely-WEB-Oct17.pdf

  • 21 Jan 2018 8:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The two founders of a Birmingham anti-bullying charity are to appear in court, charged with fraud.

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/founders-action-4-bullying-charity-14178075

  • 21 Jan 2018 8:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Parents with children at private schools are at risk of losing tens of thousands of pounds to email fraudsters who convince them to pay their fees into scam accounts, the Charity Commission has warned

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/private-school-scam-warning-charity-commission-says-parents/

  • 07 Jan 2018 9:44 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new company, Giftcoin, is hoping to launch an online giving platform this year that will use blockchain technology to bring about a “revolution in charitable giving” by helping charities to be more transparent and build better relationships with donors.


    https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/plans-new-cryptocurrency-platform-to-revolutionise-charity-giving.html


  • 01 Jan 2018 4:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The chief executive of the Birmingham Dogs Home charity had a gambling addiction which meant he ended up funnelling cash from the charity into his personal account - taking £894,754. 

    http://www.itv.com/news/central/2017-12-22/animal-charity-boss-jailed-for-nearly-900-000-fraud/

  • 24 Dec 2017 9:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The former boss of Birmingham Dogs Home has been jailed for fraud after hundreds of thousands of pounds went missing from the charity


    http://www.heart.co.uk/westmids/news/local/former-dogs-home-boss-jailed-for-900000-char/


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