Charities – identifying the genuine charities from the bogus ones.

The following links and information sources should assist you in identifying the genuine charities from the bogus ones.

If you are still in doubt after reading this we would suggest contacting the organisation directly and ask them pertinent questions to reassure you that they are genuine.

 CCEW-logo-small.jpg Click on the link, to check out whether an organisation is a Registered Charity: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/showcharity/registerofcharities/RegisterHomePage.aspx

If you wish to make a complaint about a charity the following link has all the information you need: www.gov.uk/complain-about-charity

 FAP.png The Fraud Advisory Panel has produced the UK’s first independent guidance on how to make charitable donations safely, which can be found here: www.actionfraud.police.uk/new-guidance-to-safeguard-donations-and-encourage-giving-jun12
 AF.JPG Action Fraud have also provided some information in relation to Charity donations:  www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud_protection/charity_fraud
 charity_fraud_line.png If you are an employee of a Charity and wish to report any concerns that you have, you can do so anonymously by contacting the Crimestoppers Charity Fraud Line – 08000 232 101 or use their secure online form: http://forms.charityfraudline.co.uk/cflgiveinfo

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