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Charity Fraud Awareness 2019

Does your charity have a problem with cybercrime?

Does your charity have a problem with cybercrime? Could your charity be leaking money to fraudsters and cybecriminals, reducing the amount of funds it can direct to its good causes? This week is International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019  and today we are asking charities whether they think they have a problem with Cybercrime. The […]

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019

Assessing your risks This week is International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019  and we are showing our support by not only helping to share great advice and resources provided by organisations such as the Fraud Advisory Panel and the Charity Commission we are going to be once again running our ‘Let us show you how’ […]

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Tip 9 – Planning your response to fraud

Which of these best describes your organisation’s response to a fraud or cybercrime attack?       No system of internal control can provide absolute assurance against fraud occurring. As a result, organisations’ s should develop a system for prompt, competent, and confidential review, investigation, and resolution of instances of non-compliance and allegations involving potential […]

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Tip 8 – What is the role of HR in fighting fraud?

An holistic fraud strategy requires a team effort involving many different disciplines such as: Finance, Legal, Audit, Risk and HR. But do each team know what their role is in fighting fraud? We have produced the below infographic that explains how HR can be involved in fighting fraud throughout the employee lifecycle.   If you […]

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Tip 7 – Do you have effective whistleblowing procedures?

A confidential channel for employees, contractors, suppliers and customers to report concerns is an essential element of a holistic fraud strategy. Here are 5 reasons why people don’t raise concerns – so avoid these elements if you want to have an effective whistleblowing procedure. Barriers to effective whistleblowing No corrective action – Employees who were […]

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Tip 6 – Looking for the Dog that Doesn’t Bark……

So what have Fraud Detection Techniques and Sherlock Holmes got in Common? RECOGNIZING WHAT IS MISSING In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story ‘Silver Blaze’, Sherlock Holmes has to solve the riddle of a missing race horse and a murdered stable boy. The solution to this case depended on a detection technique that’s far from new, but that […]

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Tip 4 – Link up with Health & Safety Colleagues

A recent article outlining the key findings of the investigation into the Chernobyl disaster made me realise the links between Health and Safety issues and Fraud. One of the findings from Chernobyl was that a lack of Health and Safety culture played a significant role in the disaster. This is not dissimilar to the need […]

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