Important information about fake Red Cross / Red Crescent emails and websites
The IFRC is well aware of a number of fraudulent schemes using Red Cross / Red Crescent name.
This page lists example of schemes that have come to our attention.
If you have a doubt over a request for funding, please contact us and provide the relevant email to us at email@example.com.
Bogus emails purporting to come from “Veronica Romarez, of the IFRC” using the email address “veronica.r AT ifrcs.org” are fraudulent.
The domain name ifrcs.org has been taken down since.
All IFCR email addresses end in @ifrc.org.
“Money transfer” scam example:
From: rukky precious <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: x 2019
Subject: Re: Expert Diplomatic Unit On Refugee Relocation
Good Day Mr X,
The Expert Diplomatic Unit On Refugee Relocation / Migration Are Please To Inform You That Your Copy Passport Has Being Verified By The Relocation Unit Everything Is Fine And Safe, Her Relocation Out Of Camp Boynuyogun Antakya Will Be Possible But You Will Be Responsible For Her Processing Fees, Miss Haya Larissa Altair Will Be Airlifted Out Of Camp Boynuyogun To Istanbul City In Expert Diplomatic Unit Apartment On Tuesday 15th Of January If Her Relocation Fees Is Receive, She Will Call You As Soon As She Arrive The Expert Apartment In Istanbul City, She Will Live In That Expert Apartment Until Her Documentation From The Immigration Office / Her Visa And Ticket Are Provided For Her By The Help Of The Expert Unit,
Mr Syed, Expert Diplomatic Are Informing You That Miss Haya Larissa Relocation Processing full Fees To Your Given Location Including Her Traveling Documentation Relocation Certificate From The Immigration / Her Medical Check Up / Ticket Will Cost You The Sum Of 1,600 Dollars, As Soon As The Unit Office Receive Her Fees She Will Be Airlifted Out Of This Refugee Camp Boynuyogun To Istanbul City On The 15th Of January For Her Documentation / Visa Processing To Your Location, For Your Understanding Miss Haya Larissa Relocation Processing Fees Will Be Receive Through This Details By The Expert Unit Diplomatic Accountant Officer Mr Muhammad Kawooya,
(1,) Western Union Money Transfer) OR Through ( MoneyGram Transfer ), Receivers Names, ( Muhammad Kawooya ) , Expert Diplomatic Unit Accountant Officer Turkey, Office Number, +(90) (505) 153 42 82,
2), Bank Name, Ziraat Bank.
Account Name, Muhammad Kawooya.
Account Number, 81827xxxx003.
Branch Name, Aksaray / Istanbul,
IBAN Number, TR72x010024xxxx18273415003,
Swifit Code, TCZxxxxA.
Relocation Payment Receipt Will Be Send To You From The Unit Office In Ceylanpinar As Soon As Her Fees Is Receive, I Will Be With Her In Istanbul City To See That Everything Goes Fine For Her To Meet With You In Your Giving Location As I Have Promise Her Everything Will Be Fine, This Are The List Of Documents That Will Be Provided For Her From The Immigration Office In Istanbul City To Back Up Her Passport To Your Giving Location Hyderabad Telangana States India,
1 ( International Organization For Migration Certificate,
2 ( International Immigration Entrance Permit Certificate,
3 ( International Immigration Anti Terrorist Certificate,
4 ( Relocation Certificate,
5 ( International Migrant Resettlement Certificate,
We Will Be Waiting On Your Respond As Soon As Possible So Her Names Can Be Added To The List Of Refugee That Will Be Relocating Out Soon To Istanbul For Their Documentation Processing To Their Locations, As Soon Her Processing Is Done You Will Have Her Details When You Arrive Turkey To Pick Her, We Are Not Having Much Time, You Will Be Called By Her Tomorrow Or Next, Waiting On Your Respond As Soon As Possible Sir,
If you receive any unsolicited emails that look suspicious, please treat them with caution. The only source of valid information is the IFRC website, www.ifrc.org and media.ifrc.org/ifrc . In case of doubt, please contact us by email.
De: “Angela Spoon” <email@example.com>
Data: x de x de 2018
Assunto: Bank Details
Hello like you know this is a personal relocation and not by United nation
and this is why i am providing you with a personal account, kindly send
the payment slip once you make the payment.
BANK NAME..ZIRAAT BANKASI
ACCOUNT NAME. ANTHONY BALINGA
ACCOUNT NO.. 8492xxxxx002
Iban TR.. 9000010025xxxxxxx525002
CURRENCY.. EURO ACCOUNT
BANK ADDRESS 2501-GURPINAR / ISTANBUL SUBESI
HOLDER ADDRESS MECIDIYEKOY CIHAN CAD 12 ISTANBUL
As you may imagine, this is a fraud.
Any message like this is of course a fake and you should delete it.
To report any fraudulent issues, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can take action.
Fraudulent fundraising attempts
A number of fraudulent websites are using the names or emblems of the Red Cross or Red Crescent to solicit donations for the victims of conflict or natural disaster.
Please donate to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement through official channels only listed below.
There are also fraudulent emails in circulation that invite people to pay for fake employment or training opportunities or for attendance at non-existent conferences.
If you wish to donate to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, please use the authorized channels, which are as follows:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: media.ifrc.org/ifrc/donate
The National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: view full list
The International Committee of the Red Cross: www.icrc.org/donations