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

Trump Reiterates Support for Renewable Fuels

first_imgHome Energy Trump Reiterates Support for Renewable Fuels Facebook Twitter In a letter sent Monday to National Ethanol Conference attendees, President Donald Trump reiterated his commitment to ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America’s economy and to our energy independence. As I emphasized throughout my campaign, renewable fuels are essential to America’s energy strategy,” Trump wrote.“As important as ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard are to rural economies, I also know that your industry has suffered from overzealous, job-killing regulation. I am committed to reducing the regulatory burden on all businesses, and my team… [will] identify and reform those regulations that impede growth, increase consumer costs, and eliminate good-paying jobs without providing sufficient environmental or public health benefit,” Trump added.“Thank you to President Trump for reaffirming your support for ethanol and the RFS,” said NCGA President Wesley Spurlock. “President Trump understands that the Renewable Fuel Standard is a critical economic driver for rural America. We look forward to working with him and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to maintain a strong RFS and promote American-grown, renewable ethanol.” SHARE By Gary Truitt – Feb 22, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE Trump Reiterates Support for Renewable Fuels Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleGuide on Newly Approved Herbicides Available from State Chemist Gary Truittlast_img read more

Rising R rate of infection giving teachers cause for concern

first_img WhatsApp Rising R rate of infection giving teachers cause for concern Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter The rising R rate of infection is giving teachers cause for concern ahead of the reopening of schools over the next week.Preparations have been underway at the country’s 4,000 schools for a number of weeks, with a range of new measures in place to protect pupils and staff.Teachers unions are warning that they still don’t know what will happen if schools are forced to close down due to COVID-19 outbreaks.The General Secretary of the INTO John Boyle says the government need to be more precise with their planning:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/schools-virus1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Previous articleGardai in Dublin uncover 32 dogs, thought to be stolenNext articleSemi Final places finalised in North West Cricket T20 News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 23, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestlast_img read more