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Crimestoppers launches service to tackle charity fraud

The charity Crimestoppers has launched a Charity Fraud Line service to take information about charity fraud.

Charity fraud

Charity fraud currently defrauds registered charities in the UK of over £1 billion every year. The Charity Fraud Line is a 24/7 service that helps to protect public donations to various charities from being misused.

Its aim is to take information anonymously from those who have knowledge or well-grounded suspicion that a member of a charity, be it management, staff or volunteers, may be acting dishonestly and committing fraud.

Staff at charities can give information anonymously by calling 08000 232 101 or by visiting Since Crimestoppers inception 25 years ago the charity has never broken its promise of anonymity.

Crimestoppers Founder, Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, PC, said: “As a charity itself, Crimestoppers is pleased to be launching this new service and supporting other third sector bodies that are being subject to fraud which has a huge financial impact on the good causes they work hard towards”

For further information visit the Crimestoppers website.

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If you are a victim and want to report a fraud call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool and receive a police crime reference number.

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