Charities – identifying the genuine charities from the bogus ones.
April 15, 2016 Leave a comment
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.
|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
|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|
|Action Fraud have also provided some information in relation to Charity donations: www.actionfraud.police.uk/fraud_protection/charity_fraud|
|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|