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Charity Commission warns of fraudsters impersonating staff

The Charity Commission has issued a warning to charities that there are fraudsters targeting the sector.

The regulator says it has received several recent reports from charities which have been targeted by fraudsters who are impersonating members of staff and are attempting to change employees' bank details. In all cases, the requests were made via email.

The commission is therefore advising charities to look out for some specific signs of fraud. This includes requests to HR departments, finance departments or staff with authority to update employees' bank details, usually from a similar email address to that of the person being impersonated. To find out and more and read the commission's advice on protection and prevention, read the Civil Society news article here.

 

17 December 2019

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, 17 December, 2019

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