TIAA is proud to support Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2022, which runs between 17th and 21st October 2022.

The campaign aims to bring together everyone involved in the charity and not for profit sectors to raise awareness and share good practice in tackling fraud and cybercrime.

All charities, NGOs and not-for-profits are susceptible to fraud and can be targeted. Those providing services and supporting local communities may be especially vulnerable to fraudsters attempting to exploit current national and global crises to carry out fraud and cybercrime.

During the week, TIAA will be taking part by posting advice and information to our Twitter and LinkedIn social media accounts using the hashtag #StopCharityFraud

Our specialists are available to provide advice and assurance on fraud prevention, cybercrime awareness and security management.  You can contact us via our contacts page to find out more.

Cyber Security Month

October is also Cyber Security Month, visit our dedicated page for Cyber Security Month which has lots more advice and information.

Other useful resources for charities looking to understand more about fraud in the charity and not-for-profit sectors include:

TIAA’s Fraud Stop Newsletter – Charity Fraud Editionfeaturing emerging fraud trends identified at organisations, case studies that our specialists have been involved in and methods of fraud prevention.

TIAA’s Top 5 Charity Fraud Weaknesseswe’ve identified the top 5 areas across charities as being weaknesses.

National Cyber Security Centre – Small Charity Guide – How to improve cyber security within your charity – quickly, easily and at low cost. NCSC – Small Charity Guide

Charity Commission – Top tips for responding to fraud when things go wrong


Hosted by Prevent Charity Fraud we recommend the following Webinars.

An introduction to cybercrime for charity staff (live webinar)  – 17 October @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am BST – Join this free live webinar for charity staff, volunteers and trustees, to find out how you and your charity can be affected by cybercrime and how to avoid it. Please visit

Latest trends in charity fraud (on-demand webinar) – 18 October @ 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm BST – This 20-minute lunchtime briefing – led by the City of London Police – will provide a timely update on the types of fraud being reported by charities. To join this event please visit