Fact Sheet: Scams involving the United Nations
We are aware of various correspondence being circulated via e-mail and via regular mail, or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with, the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or, in many cases, personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.
We wish to warn you about these fraudulent activities and would appreciate your bringing suspect communications to our attention.
In light of the above, please note that:
- The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). Simply go to: http://www.un.org/en/employment/
- The United Nations does not request any information related to bank accounts or other private information.
- The United Nations does not offer prizes, awards, funds, certificates, scholarships or conduct lotteries through e-mail, mail or fax.
Please exercise extreme caution if you receive solicitations such as those described above, as you may incur financial loss and/or identity theft. If you are a victim of such scams, you may report them to your local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of the United Nations and/or its officials, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org before taking any further action or call us at 212-963-4475.
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This fact-sheet has been issued by:
Public Inquiries, Visitors Services
United Nations Headquarters
New York - NY 10017