Let Private Investigators Birmingham Help You Expose Charity Fraud

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Charity fraud is unfortunately on the increase. Recently eight people have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out fraud using funds from UK charities.

There are too many fraudsters willing to take advantage of the good will of the general public, and set up fraudulent charity schemes to cheat people of their money

The BBC article posted on 4th March 2014 Eight held in Syria charity fraud inquiry reported that cash had been seized and eight people held after it was suspected that funds had been used fraudulently from four different charities in the UK. The article revealed that arrests had taken place in Derby, South East London, Essex, Dewsbury and Huddersfield. A substantial amount of currency had been seized including a mixture of US dollars, euros and pound sterling worth over £45,000. The BBC report named the money as being linked to charities related to Syrian aid, and that the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation in charity fraud. The article included a statement from Det Chief Supt Chris Hogben of the Kent Police. He explained that the investigation aimed to ensure that money donated by the public reached its intended destination, rather than ending up in the hands of criminals. The cash was seized in Dover in December 2012, as criminals attempted to move it out of the country to the Middle East. Det Chief Supt Chris Hogben also revealed that the police were working with other agencies to ensure that money for charities was not being used for criminal activity. He confirmed that any large amount of money passing out of the country through the ports in Kent was checked ‘against its purpose’ to help catch out criminals.

Private Investigators Birmingham (http://birmingham-privateinvestigators.co.uk) encourages people to be vigilant against bogus charities. Before donating money to a good cause people can check with the Charity Commission that the charity is fully registered and legitimate. This can be carried out quickly and easily online at the Charity Commission’s website, which provides an online list of all registered charities for public access. If there are any suspicions regarding a charity then private investigators can step in. These experienced experts can carry out comprehensive investigations into charities and individuals. This can reveal if charities are what they claim to be, or whether they may be a potentially fraudulent set up. Private investigators can help track down fraudulent activities and root out criminals trying to misappropriate money intended for charitable use.

Chief Investigator Viv Clarke advises everyone to be cautious when donating to new or little known charities. “There are too many fraudsters willing to take advantage of the good will of the general public, and set up fraudulent charity schemes to cheat people of their money. Private investigators can help to uncover the cheats, and help clients find charities that are legitimate that they can put their trust into.” Viv goes on to say “Tracking down fraudulent charities can help to prevent money donated by the public from being used for criminal activity. Contact private investigators now and find out how they can help uncover fraudsters.”

Private Investigators Birmingham are waiting now. Call Viv today on 0121 259 0063

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