Charity Commission warns of new variation of CEO fraud in Christmas run-up

first_img  120 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 17 December 2018 | News Tagged with: charity fraud AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Charity Commission warns of new variation of CEO fraud in Christmas run-upcenter_img In addition, the Commission advises any charity that falls victim to insider fraud, or any other type of fraud to report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting Action Fraud. They should also report it to the Charity Commission as a serious incident, using the dedicated email address: [email protected]  119 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Charity Commission is warning charities to be on the look out for a new variation of CEO fraud in the run-up to Christmas, based on information received from Action Fraud.CEO fraud involves the fraudulent impersonation of a senior figure within a charity (often the CEO) with subsequent requests for the fraudulent transfers of funds by the charity to the fraudster’s bank account.Action Fraud has reported seeing a new variation on this type of fraud with charities targeted by fraudsters who masquerade as the CEO or a similar senior figure and request that gift card vouchers be purchased for staff as a form of Christmas gift. Contact is typically made by email, usually from a spoofed or similar email address as the one the CEO or director of the charity would use.Once purchased, they then request copies of the cards, and use the codes for themselves at the charity’s expense.The Charity Commission has issued the following advice:Ensure robust processes are in place to verify and corroborate all requests requiring a payment or transactionContact the purported originator directly, using contact details you know to be correct, to confirm that the request you have received is legitimateEnsure all employees are aware of these procedures and encouraged to challenge requests they think may be suspiciousAlways shred confidential documents before throwing them awayBates Wells Braithwaite has also issued guidance on the subject. It is warning charities to look out for unexpected requests from senior staff to make purchases they haven’t mentioned before, someone putting a staff member under pressure to spend the charity’s money urgently, even if it appears to be someone with authority to do so, and email addresses that look very similar, but are not the same, as the CEO’s or other senior staff.Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution Department, said:“This is seasonal twist on the classic “CEO fraud”. Unfortunately, seasonal scams like this one are becoming all too common, whatever the time of year, and often play on events you’re looking forward to like Christmas or holidays.  If you feel rushed or panicked into making a payment, it may be that someone is trying to manipulate you to do something you wouldn’t do if you stopped to think about it.  The best advice is to stay calm, think twice and speak to the person asking you to act.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Event commemorates 1994 Rwandan genocide

first_imgIn commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, the Rwandan American Community of the Midwest will honor the lives of victims and reflect on the causes of ethnic violence on Saturday in McKenna Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.Alice Cyusa, a Notre Dame budgets and grants coordinator and a member of the local Rwandan community, said the Kellogg Institute for International Studies partnered with the Rwandan American Community of the Midwest to sponsor the event, which will feature speakers discussing topics from genocide prevention to forced immigration.Keri O’Mara “Fr. Bob Dowd of the Kellogg Institute helped us secure the venue for the event, which is mainly funded by the local Rwandan community,” Cyusa said.Immaculee Mukantaganira, the treasurer for the community organization, said the event will commemorate 20 years of recovery following the 1994 genocide, which claimed the lives of some one million Tutsi Rwandans.“This 20th commemoration is special,” Mukantaganira said. “In Rwanda, a flame of remembrance has traveled Rwanda since January of this year. It communicates a message of hope, telling Rwandans that the flame will never die. This year, we tried to educate the public about the genocide, its causes and its consequences.”According to Nxulalo Louis Ruhaya, who also helped organize the event, education and spreading awareness about the Rwandan Genocide carries great importance for preventing future atrocities.“The 20th anniversary commemoration gives us an opportunity to share our stories with the American people and bring awareness to the kind of atrocities that took place in our country so that together we can make sure it never happens again anywhere in our lifetime,” he said.Mukantaganira said the commemoration will build around a three-part theme that works toward renewal in the Rwandan community.“The theme of the commemoration is Remember, Unite, Renew. We remember our beloved we lost during the genocide against the Tutsi, we remember how they shaped our lives, how they blessed us with their love,” she said.Mukantagnira said the phrase “kwibuka20,” meaning, “remember 20” in the Rwandan language, embodies this spirit of remembrance and has the potential to unite Rwandans regardless of perceived ethnic divisions.“We are all Rwandans who speak the same language and bounded by the same culture,” Mukantagnira said. “As we stand together, we renew together, committing to continue building a new Rwanda where there are no divisions and where a lasting peace is the purpose of surviving.”Rwandan-Americans from Ohio and Illinois are expected to attend the event, Mukantagnira said.Ruhaya said he hopes Notre Dame students also join in the commemoration.“I hope we can have many of our Notre Dame students attend, as they are the future leaders of tomorrow,” Ruhaya said.Tags: 1994 Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Rwandan American Communitylast_img read more

Triple storey penthouse sells for 2006 price

first_img24 Dance Crescent, Eight Mile Plains. The property is a unique offering at the top of the building. GOLD COAST MEGA MANSION SELLS FOR $9M BRISBANE’S MOST CROWDED SUBURBS SMALLER RENOVATIONS ON THE RISE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“A luxury item is the dumbwaiter that filters items to and from the kitchen. The panoramic views are amazing. On this level is the unique 1000-bottle climate-controlled Eurocave wine cellar,” it said. “Beyond this oasis of luxury, the spoils of Brisbane’s best are close at hand … fabulous cafes, fine dining, first-class shopping, exciting entertainment options and parklands, all of which are easily accessible.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p256p256p228p228pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMichelle Hele’s May market wrap03:17The lower penthouse level has a gourmet chef kitchen, formal dining and lounge, media and sewing rooms, powder room and a large entertainer’s balcony. The upper penthouse level has the bedrooms including a “lavish” ensuite in the master, while the rooftop terrace including a BBQ, dishwasher, hot and cold water and bar fridge plus the climate-controlled Eurocave wine cellar that takes 1,000 bottles.CoreLogic had listed it as the highest sale recorded on its database in the past week with the second also coming out of the Brisbane region at 24 Dance Crescent, Eight Mile Plains — a four bedroom, four bathroom, double garage home that fetched $1.7m.Agent Zora Liu of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills had listed the property as being a “great subdivision/development opportunity”. 10/461 Adelaide St, Brisbane City, sold for $2.1m.A THREE-STOREY New York-style penthouse in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD has sold for the same price that the owners paid more than a decade ago.The CoreLogic Property Market Indicator Summary had reported the four bedroom, three bathroom, triple car space at 10/461 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, as having sold for $2.1m mid last week.According to CoreLogic records, the owners had paid that same amount for the property in 2006. The sky home has been on the market for a whopping 793 days, the records said.The 441sq m apartment was of “house-like proportions”, according to a listing by agents Brett Greensill and Jermaine Jones of LJ Hooker New Farm. “On the market for the first time, this home is a rare package of lifestyle, land banking and investment opportunity. The 3,173sq m tree-cleared block boasts future development versatility, with options for townhouses or subdivision,” the listing said. “Subject to council approval, subdivision development options include retaining the existing home with two additional blocks of land or five to six blocks of land without the existing structure.”The home was built with big families in mind with two kitchens and three large living areas. It also had a solar heated, covered, inground swimming pool that had in-built lighting and a waterfall.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK [email protected]last_img read more

MILLER: Clayton Kershaw shouldn’t have to carry Dodgers on bad back

first_imgThe first tweet Tuesday afternoon from our man on the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett, announced that Corey Seager had left Nationals Park and returned to the team hotel because of stomach discomfort.Plunkett then might have diagnosed Seager’s condition with his very next tweet – precisely one minute later – about the lingering back issues of Clayton Kershaw.The ace of the Dodgers and all of baseball still doesn’t feel right and won’t attempt to even throw a pitch until further notice.Given the significance of Kershaw’s presence – which, on this team’s roster, is surpassed only by the significance of Kershaw’s absence – it’s surprising all the Dodgers didn’t wobble back to the hotel clutching their guts. Obviously, that fact couldn’t be any more obvious even if Tommy Lasorda had it tattooed obviously on his forehead.Quite famously, Kershaw’s Octobers haven’t been the stuff that moves sports writers to attempt to become poets, unless they’re interested in finding words that rhyme with calamitous.But this team even reaching the postseason is less of a likelihood the longer they’re missing the pitcher Nationals sensation Bryce Harper once described as being “devastating” to the opposition.Roberts labeled the prognosis of Kershaw’s return “uncertain,” the sort of vague timeline that couldn’t be any clearer as a cause for concern.Maybe this isn’t as alarming as it sounds, just a little more rest is all Kershaw needs to return to being himself.But then, there was a thought he might pitch Thursday in Washington D.C. before it was learned he was at home in L.A., that distance perhaps representing how far away Kershaw really is at the moment.“When you’re dealing with the back, there’s always some concern,” Roberts said. “But you’re just hoping in the coming days there is some improvement.”Hoping, when the ailment is a herniated disk, isn’t the most reassured position.Even before this development (and the latest loss of Hyun-Jin Ryu), there was speculation about the Dodgers acquiring another starting pitcher before the trade deadline, that speculation now certain to explode into a full-blown public outcry.Such reaction never fails with the Dodgers, who simply are always supposed to be World Series contenders because they’re the Dodgers, with no other reason being necessary.All this makes for a logical, entertaining narrative, particularly when the team has a payroll that could consume the Houston Astros twice over and still have enough remaining to afford two more Clayton Kershaws.But the reality is the Dodgers still haven’t won the World Series since 1988 and this summer doesn’t exactly titillate in terms of starting pitcher alternatives.A year after the mid-season market boasted David Price, Cole Hamels and Johnny Cueto, the options right now appear to be about as sexy as Chris Archer and Ervin Santana, neither of whom, frankly, is sexy at all.Jose Fernandez is always a possibility to leave the unstable Miami Marlins, but that asking price would be dizzying.Though he’d do nothing to tilt the balance of power in the National League, Matt Shoemaker in a Dodgers uniform would look right and not just because they need another ominous playoff beard.Shoemaker has been staggeringly consistent since returning from a Triple-A demotion in early May. The Angels – along with having precious contract control – are no doubt interested in keeping him and seeing if he can continue to trend upward.But Shoemaker’s stock will never be higher, the right-hander having just shut out the White Sox. In a starting pitcher pot so shallow, he’s even more appealing.The Dodgers almost certainly will do something, regardless of Kershaw’s status. It’s just that this season, in this market doing something still might not be doing enough. There are worse things when building a baseball team than maintaining a surplus of minor league prospects.That’s not what Dodgers fans want to hear, naturally. They’re more interested in the right here and right now.And, with the latest news concerning the one man who can hold their entire team in his left hand, Dodgers fans desperate to welcome some pitching help already have heard enough. My only question is, if he’s such a good doctor, what’s Plunkett doing writing about baseball?It’s amazing really how much a player who participates only every fifth game can affect a team’s day-to-day prospects.But that’s how good Kershaw is, of course, the Dodgers looking like serious contenders with him but, without him, looking like the Chicago White Sox, a club so, well, so non-serious that it was just swept by the Angels.The Dodgers are 14-2 in the games Kershaw has started this season and 38-40 (before Tuesday) in all the others, that mark of two below .500 the same position the White Sox found themselves in while buried in the AL Central.“Clayton is going to do everything he can to get back,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters in Washington D.C. “But, yeah, we’re better when he’s active, obviously.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more