While all scams are harmful, those coupled with greed are the most despicable. And, when they suppose to be for a good cause are deplorable.
Gene Clark, Western Building Supply in Boise, agrees.
Clark received an email telling him he’d been awarded an ATM CARD containing $1.5 million for humanitarian aid.
“You have been awarded an ATM CARD containing $10,500.000.00 USD (Ten Million Five Hundred and fifty Thousand United State Dollars Only) We will send you an International Swift ATM Card that has been approved in your favour with Card Number: 5815-5664-0345-6705 , with valued sum of $10,500.000.00”
“They cannot write what they have written numerically,” Clark says. “They are asking a lot of information and their phone number and ‘E’ mail address.”
The email addresses are both from Canada – blumail.org and yahoo.cn.
The email ask for typical personal information, in addition to, occupation and monthly income.
- The UN does not ask information from people about their bank accounts or other private information.
- The UN does not offer jobs, prizes, awards, funds, certificates or scholarships through unsolicited email, mail, fax or phone calls.
Officially authorized UN offers would be communicated only through official channels. The UN does not conduct lotteries or compensate victims of fraud.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs was formed in December 1991 to replace the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator, formed in 1972.