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Fake charities use social media as scamming platform of choice

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  The amount of money stolen by charity scammers has doubled from 2018 to 2019  Generous Aussies are being warned to watch who they give to on social media after new data revealed the number

Authorities look to stamp out bushfire donation scams

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th January 2020 -  The government wants to make it easier for Australians to aid bushfire relief efforts The National Bushfire Recovery Agency has published a list of registered charities that are

Fix fundraising: ‘The horse has well and truly bolted’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The battle to fix fundraising and achieve reforms using the existing state and territory regimes is lost, says the head of Not-for-profit Law at Justice Connect. Sue Woodward, who

Charity Scams on the Rise in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th October 2018 -  Australians have lost more than $320,000 to charity fraud this year as scammers increasingly turn to creating fake charities or impersonating real ones. The Australian Competition

Fight For Ethical Fashion Practices Continues Following Reauthorisation

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th September 2018 -  An ethical clothing body says they will push for greater transparency, and protect rights for workers in the fashion industry, after receiving an unprecedented 10 year reauthorisation

Calls for Mandatory Fundraising Code Under ACL

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 24th April 2018 -  Fixing fundraising needs to be a priority before it becomes scandal-led reform, according to Not-for-profit Law, which is calling for a mandatory fundraising code to be contained

ACCC Raises Concerns With Charities’ Transparency Around Third-Party Fundraising

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  New research has raised concerns about the level of transparency by some charities around third-party fundraising, and the disclosure of the size and structure of fees paid to these

Scam Warning on Government Grants

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 19th April 2017 -  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning charities, small businesses  and individuals of the re-emergence of a scam offering money in the form of government…

Finding a Simple Solution to Managing Debt Collection Rules

David Tennant, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 -  Is there a simple solution to Centrelink’s debt collection problems asks not-for-profit CEO David Tennant. There has been a lot of public discussion about Centrelink’s automated

Sophisticated Scammers Target NFPs

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Scammers posing as chief executives or suppliers have stolen at least half-a-million dollars from Not for Profits and businesses in Western Australia over the last two years, sparking

Fake Charities Falling in Australia

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 19th January 2016 -  The amount of money Australians are losing in fake charity scams is on the decline, with the figure falling by almost 60 per cent in just one year. According to the latest figures from…

Fake Charity Scams on the Rise

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 14th July 2015 -  The number of fake charities scamming money from vulnerable Australians is on the increase, according to new figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The…
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