Avoiding a few common financial scams

The Charity Finance Group’s blog has a new article on ‘Friday Afternoon Fraud‘. This term can cover such things as:

  • Official looking emails asking for bank transfer
  • Fake bailiffs and phantom debts
  • Spurious invoices

Not explained here, but ‘Friday afternoon’ presumably refers to pressure on possibly inexperienced staff (or volunteers) when senior managers might be unavailable.

The article gives some basic tips on how to counter the problems – mainly simple and sensible policies and procedures.

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