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United Nations System warns the public against fraudsters

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The United Nations System in Uganda has been made aware of various attempts to use its name in a number of fraudulent schemes. The public is warned against fraudsters posing as United Nations staff members attempting to solicit money and other material benefits in exchange for jobs, tenders, food, international seminars and other benefits. Some of these fraudsters use forged identity cards or fake email addresses similar to those of UN agencies, conduct fake job interviews, offer fake letters of employment; and use forged contracts in an attempt to obtain goods and services. These scams are criminal offences that must be reported to government authorities immediately.

The public is warned to be discerning and careful if approached by individuals presenting themselves as United
Nations officials or personnel.
This is to alert the public that the United Nations System in Uganda or anywhere in the world does not do the following:
• The UN does not charge any money at any stage of the job recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or deployment)
• The UN does not ask for information related to bank accounts and other personal information before completion of the job recruitment process
• The UN does not charge any money at any stage of the procurement process (tender documentation, bid evaluation, contract awards or payment of invoices)
• The UN does not use personal email accounts such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail to conduct official business
• The UN does not ask for money or payments for sending individuals to training seminars, courses or meetings within the country or abroad.
• The UN does not process passports and travel documents.
• The UN does not transact business in cash but through banks
• The UN does not move or deliver cargo for individuals, other than relocating UN staff.
• The UN does not sell food items
We strongly advice recipients of fraudulent emails and solicitation to report to nearest Police Station immediately

For more information please contact:

United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS), Kampala Tel: +256312320100

UN Agencies in Uganda