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Fraudulent e-mails and websites


Important information about fake Red Cross / Red Crescent emails and websites

UPDATE: 18 February 2014

A scam is currently circulating that uses the name of Cecilia Goin, the ICRC's regional media delegate for the Horn of Africa.

It probably goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: if you receive what appears to be an email from Cecilia offering you the business opportunity of a lifetime, you can safely delete it!

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 emails in circulation that invite people to pay for fake employment or training opportunities or for attendance at non-existent conferences.

If you receive any unsolicited emails 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 email.

If you wish to donate to the Red Cross or Red Crescent, please use the authorized channels, which are as follows: