Anti-fraud team launch featured in Law Society Gazette

Following the launch of BWB’s new anti-fraud team, the Law Society Gazette has written an article detailing the wide-ranging discussion which occurred at the team’s recent “Fighting Charity Fraud” event at the firm’s Queen Street Place offices.

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Counter-Fraud
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News

The piece, written by reporter Max Walters, focuses on how the main speakers at the event (Robert Oakley, Partner; Mindy Jhittay, Senior Associate) detailed a number of charity fraud case studies, including the recent fraud perpetrated against BWB by the fictitious law firm “Allen & Partners”.

Throughout their talk both speakers explained the various tactics which can be used to avoid or address attempts at fraud, specifically how BWB was able to have the “Allen & Partners” site taken down within days of it being posted.

In the piece Robert Oakley was quoted as saying: ‘While fraud has always been a perennial concern for charities, the rise of cyber-fraud has seen many charities caught unaware by the sheer scale of the threat to their day-to-day operations. A series of recent high-profile data breaches underline this problem, and reinforce the fact that organisations need to put in place countermeasures to meet these risks head-on before events move beyond their control.’

To read the Law Society Gazette’s piece in its entirety please click here.


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