Fraudsters Target Ukraine Donations

Dear Watch Member,

As the conflict and humanitarian situation in Ukraine continues to escalate, it’s vital that charitable donations reach their intended causes.

As fraudsters often take advantage of emerging situations, people looking to donate to causes working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries should make a few simple checks before giving:

  • check the charity’s name and registration number at
  • most charities with an annual income of £5,000 or more must be registered, and you can use the advanced search function to identify charities working in specific regions and countries
  • ensure the charity is genuine before giving any financial information
  • be careful when responding to emails or clicking on links within them
  • contact or find out more online about the charity that you’re seeking to donate to or work with to understand how they are spending their funds
  • look out for the Fundraising Badge on charity fundraising materials, this is the logo which shows that a charity has committed to fundraise in line with the Code of Fundraising Practice

The official Disasters Emergency Committee website for donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian appeal is:

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (

For more advice on donating safely visit:

If you need to reply regarding this message, tap on this email address: [email protected]

Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8721 2775