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Fraudulent emails and websites

The IFRC is well aware of a number of fraudulent schemes using the IFRC, Red Cross or Red Crescent name. This page lists examples of schemes that have come to our attention. Please note that all legitimate IFRC email addresses end in and the only source of valid information about the IFRC is our official website. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of any communication regarding the IFRC, please contact us at

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 people affected by disasters or conflict.

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 IFRC, please do so via our authorized donate page.

If you are looking to donate to a particular Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, please use our National Societies Directory to find the relevant National Society's official website.

If you wish to donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), please visit their official website.

Examples of fraudulent emails

'Veronica Romarez, of the IFRC'

Bogus emails purporting to come from “Veronica Romarez, of the IFRC” using the email address “veronica.r[at]” are fraudulent.

The domain name has been taken down since we were made aware of this scam.

'Expert diplomatic unit on refugee relocation'

  • The following email example is fraudulent. If you receive this or a similar email, please report it to us by emailing

    From: rukky precious

    Date: x 2019>

    Subject: Re: Expert Diplomatic Unit On Refugee Relocation>

    To: X>

    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,


The following email example is fraudulent. If you receive this or a similar email, please report it to us by emailing

De: “Angela Spoon”

Data: x de x de 2018>

Assunto: Bank Details>

Para: X>


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.>