The CCEW in collaboration with members of the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group have set up a website to help charities tackle fraud by providing guidance, top tips, case studies and signposts to other relevant organisations. Also as part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week, the CCEW issued its first ever summary analysis of fraud issues reported to the CCEW via the ‘Reporting Serious Incidents’ regime. The key findings included the following:
- over a third of frauds were internal
- the highest single reported loss was over £1m
- several cases related to charities overseas partners
- cyber-related frauds are relatively common.