Charity Fraud Awareness Week (18 – 22 October 2021) is an award-winning campaign run by a partnership of charities, regulators, law enforcers, representative and umbrella bodies, and other not-for-profit stakeholders from across the world. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of fraud and cybercrime affecting the sector and to create a safe space for charities and their supporters to talk about fraud and share good practice.

CyberScotland are delighted to be supporting Charity Fraud Awareness Week.

Fraud is an ever-evolving and increasing threat to everyone. No organisation – charitable or otherwise – can make itself completely immune to the threat. This means that all charities need to take practical actions to protect themselves from harm.

Now in its sixth year, the week brings together everyone within the sector to talk about fraud. There are lots of great ways for individuals and organisations to get involved in the week. Here are some of them.

Charities, NGOs, Not-for-profits

Sign up to the new fraud pledge

  • Use and share the free online resources
  • Join one of the planned webinars
  • Run a staff fraud awareness session
  • Write a blog for your intranet
  • Organise a staff quiz
  • Hold a team meeting
  • Remind staff about key policies
  • Perform a fraud risk assessment
  • Take part in the social media campaign using #StopCharityFraud

Regulators, law enforcers, advisers, representative bodies

Become an official partner

  • Write an article for your website or newsletter
  • Organise an event for the charities you advise or support
  • Share your top prevention tips
  • Promote relevant free resources
  • Take part in the social media campaign using #StopCharityFraud

Charities can sign up to a new fraud pledge to demonstrate their commitment to tackling fraud. Signatories receive a digital certificate for use on their websites and/or intranets.

For more information on how to get involved visit

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