Fraudulent e-mails and websites

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

UPDATE: 19 February 2015

"Property buying" scam

Fake messages are currently circulating that use the names of at least two members of ICRC staff (Robert Mardini and Helen Durham), saying that they want to purchase property in a range of different countries. Any message like this is of course a fake and you should 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. The only source of valid information is the ICRC website, 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: