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We are supporting 'International Charity Fraud Awareness Week' between 19-23 October 2020.
The aim of this week is to bring together everyone involved in the charity and not-for-profit sectors to raise awareness and share good practice in tackling fraud and cybercrime.
These sectors are susceptible to fraud and can be targeted. Those providing services and supporting local communities may be especially vulnerable to fraudsters attempting to exploit the current national and global crises to carry out fraud and cybercrime. This means that now, more than ever, charities need to be fraud aware and take steps to protect their money, people and assets from harm.
This year’s campaign has three core messages:
Charities hold information that can be attractive to fraudsters:
Criminals are experts at impersonating people and businesses:
You can improve your cyber security within your charity - quickly, easily and at low cost. View the NCSC Charity Guide for further useful advice: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/collection/charity.
If you would like any further information, or to arrange a free cyber security awareness session for your organisation, contact our Cyber Protect Officer: [email protected]