Charities that receive an email regarding their financial information from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) are being advised not to dismiss it as a scam.
The ACNC is contacting thousands of charities that have made significant errors in their financial reporting.
The charities were highlighted as having made significant errors in their 2014 Annual Information Statements or annual financial reports, following a systematic review of the data.
The ACNC is urging the charities to correct the errors as soon as possible to ensure the information available to the public on the Charity Register is up-to-date.
To address the errors the ACNC partnered with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at the University of New South Wales, which has been writing to charities to notify them of their errors.
Read more on the ACNC website.