19 - 23 October 2020
International Charity Fraud Awareness Week brings together everyone involved in the charity and not-for-profit sectors to raise awareness and share good practice in tackling fraud and cybercrime. This award-winning campaign is led by a coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders.
Why is it important?
All charities, NGOs and not-for-profits are susceptible to fraud and can be targeted. Those providing services and supporting local communities may be especially vulnerable to fraudsters attempting to exploit 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:
- Be fraud aware
- Take time to check
- Keep your charity safe
Who is it for?
- Trustees, directors, board members, staff and volunteers
- Organisations that represent the interests of the sector and/or act as their voice
- Accountants, auditors and solicitors acting as professional advisers to the sector
- Regulators, law enforcers and policymakers working to safeguard the sector, and
- Anyone else who wants to protect the sector and the crucial work it does.
Now more than ever … #Charityfraudout
The award-winning International Charity Fraud Awareness Week is led by an international coalition of over 40 charities, regulators, sector and professional representative bodies and other interested stakeholders including: The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Chartered Accountants Worldwide, Charity Commission for England and Wales, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, Fraud Advisory Panel, ICAEW, NZ Charities Services, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, UK Finance and Take Five to Stop Fraud, UK National Cyber Security Centre, US Federal Trade Commission, IRS, US National Association of State Charity Officers, as well as charities such as British Council and Oxfam.