BBC1 has broadcast a five-part series which looked at different cases of “scammers” and “bogus charities”, and profiled the work of genuine charities.
Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats was made by Nine Lives Media and presented by journalist Kevin Duala. It was made in response to recent figures showing that charities miss out on billions of pounds through fraud. The series, which was announced in April, was was broadcast over the course of a week earlier this month as part of the BBC’s daytime schedule.
Opening the series, Doula said: “In this series we will be celebrating the fantastic work of the UK’s charity heroes, but we will also expose the scams that are denying the causes your valuable donations and we’ll show how you can help ensure your money gets into the right hands.”
Each 45-minute episode focuses on different cases where scammers have exploited the public in the name of charity and the impact they have had on people connected to the case.
It also profiled a number of genuine charities working in related areas and offered tips on how to spot fake charities and fraudsters, and where to report them.
All five programmes are now available on iPlayer.