WARNING: fraudulent e-mails and websites
Important information about fake Red Cross / Red Crescent e-mails and websites
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.
There are also fraudulent e-mails in circulation that invite people to pay for fake employment or training opportunities or for attendance at non-existent conferences.
In addition, an "advance-fee fraud" e-mail is currently circulating as of October 2011. This consists of a message purporting to be from ICRC Director-General Yves Daccord, asking for help in disposing of money left by a fictitious soldier.
If you receive any unsolicited e-mails that look suspicious, please treat them with caution. Only information on the ICRC website, www.icrc.org, is valid. In case of doubt, please contact us by e-mail.
If you wish to donate to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, please use the authorized channels, which are as follows:
- International Committee of the Red Cross
- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- The National Societies of the Red Cross or Red Crescent