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  • 18 Mar 2018 6:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5510317/Financial-director-stole-1m-charity-fund-VIP-lifestyle.html

  • 18 Mar 2018 6:50 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man has been jailed for swindling shoppers out of tens of thousands of pounds with bogus charity collections.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-43433725

  • 11 Mar 2018 9:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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).

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/252436114/Cyber-crime-is-a-top-threat-to-UK-charities-says-NCSC

  • 04 Mar 2018 8:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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


    http://fundraising.co.uk/2018/03/02/gchq-advises-charities-on-defence-against-cyber-attacks/#.WprdsNJ-rIU

  • 04 Mar 2018 8:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Action Fraud has referred the case to the City of London Police's National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-43169174


  • 25 Feb 2018 10:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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.

    http://www.middevonadvertiser.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110972&headline=Street%20charity%20collections%20'were%20a%20scam%20and%20a%20con'%20court%20hears§ionIs=news&searchyear=2018

  • 19 Feb 2018 3:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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.


    http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15993635.Hacker_stole___10k_from_jazz_charity/

  • 19 Feb 2018 3:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    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.


    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/02/16/telford-charity-fraud-drug-addict-is-jailed/


  • 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/

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