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Financial sanctions are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the work and operations of international charitable work. Like everyone else, charities and their trustees must not only understand financial sanctions, but comply with them.
It’s the news that every charity leader dreads: your organisation is experiencing a cyber attack, orchestrated by cyber criminals who want to loot as much of your confidential data as possible. The question is, will the cyber criminals be successful?
Charities have reported being victims of fraud or cybercrime 645 times since the start of the pandemic in March, amounting to £3.6 million in total losses, according to the Charity Commission.
Accepting donations from cyber criminal groups could be deemed as profiting from crime, money laundering or handling stolen goods – so don’t do it
From Action Fraud (the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime) fraud is defined as:
The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud.
A Markethill pensioner who admitted stealing almost £9,000 from the Orange Order has been warned she’s facing jail time.
Gael Ikobonga, 32 (02.07.88), of Rush Green Road, Romford was sentenced on Monday 5 October, at Snaresbrook Crown Court, to 28 months' imprisonment for fraud by abuse of position
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A former solicitor has admitted stealing about £350,000 from two charities after he fell foul of a scam. Hugh Lansdell, 71 and from Norwich, last week pleaded guilty at Norwich Magistrates’ Court to one count of fraud by abuse of position between August 2015 and July 2017.
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