Donations that really are too good to be true: the latest donation scam
The Serious Organised Crime Agency has recently uncovered a series of scams, which see charities and other not-for-profit organisations unwittingly used as conduits for money laundering activities.
The fraudsters operate by offering charities large donations on the condition that a proportion of the donation is then sent by that charity to a separate charity in a different country. The ‘other charity’ or second body is actually the fraudster’s own personal bank account. The Charity Commission has warned that the sum donated is paid using a fraudulently obtained credit card. When it becomes apparent the card has been compromised, the sum is claimed back from the charity…
If you are registered and logged in to the site, click on the link below to read the rest of the Mills & Reeve briefing. If not, please register or sign in with your details below.
News from Mills & Reeve
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Mills & Reeve
Mills & Reeve has released the December edition of its Health Legal Update.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Mitchell v News Group, resolving recent uncertainty about the implementation of Jackson reforms — at least for the time being.
Analysis from The Lawyer
The trend for unbundling legal work is advancing through the law firm ranks but there is still resistance in some quarters - namely in-house. We asked why