Third Sector Podcast: Scams and fraud

This week's episode looks at how the sector can be targeted by fraudsters

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This week, Third Sector's editor Emily Burt and features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney chat about a broad range of fraudulent activity affecting the charity sector. 

They look a instances where people falsely claim to be raising money on behalf of charites, such as the recent viral "post a pet picture and we'll plant a tree" Instagram challenge and fundraiser, which the Australian journalist Patrick Marlborough exposed as a scam earlier this month. 

They also discuss cases where charity staff have been conned into handing over charity money, as well as cases of insider fraud, where charity staff, trustees or volunteers have directly stolen from the charity. Third Sector has covered two such cases in the past month - those of Jaswant Singh Kang and Amanda Arckless

They also chat about the guidance and support available from the Charity Finance Group and the Charity Commission.

For more information on reporting fraud, visit the Action Fraud website here.

In this week's Good News Bulletin, Rebecca and Emily discuss the arrest of Paddington Bear by the charity Freedom From Torture and the astounding fundraising efforts of the former Leed Rhinos rugby player Kevin Sinfield who ran 101 miles in 24 hours to raise money for the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity.

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