Charities alerted to risk of fraud through Christmas gift cards
Reports made to Action Fraud have highlighted fraudulent impersonations of CEOs and senior figures within charities.
New reports have discovered charities being contacted by fraudsters impersonating the charity’s CEO, or a similar senior person, requesting that gift cards or vouchers be purchased for staff as a form of Christmas gift.
Once purchased, fraudsters are requesting copies of the card and its codes which they then spend to the value purchased. Contact is typically made by email, from a spoofed, or similar email address as the one a CEO or director would use.
The Charity Commission has issued a release from their website warning charities to be vigilant, with advice on what to do should you suspect your charity has been targeted.
To read the alert in full please visit the Charity Commission website.