Several deceptive emails claiming to be from or associated with the United Nations Association of the United States of America, the United Nations Foundation, Ted Turner and Timothy Wirth are circulating on the Internet. These emails often include our logo, photos, links, or other information from our Web site.
Some emails claim the recipient has won a lottery or other prize and request detailed personal information or a payment of some kind in order to receive the winnings. Some mention other foundations and organizations based in London and the United Kingdom none of which are apart of these scams. Other emails direct recipients to Web sites that promise large returns on investments and claim a portion of returns will be donated to the association or foundation.
The sources and contents of these emails, Web sites, and accompanying materials are in no way associated with the United Nations Association of the United States of America, the United Nations Foundation, Mr. Turner or Mr. Wirth. For your own protection, we strongly recommend not responding to emails making such claims.
UNA-USA and the UN Foundation have reported, and will continue to report, these deceptive spam emails to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). For more information about the FTC’s efforts against deceptive spam, please visit www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/report.html. For more information about the IC3, please visit www.ic3.gov/ . For information on the FBI, please visit www.fbi.gov/, or contact your local FBI office.
You can also email your inquiries about scam email, letters, and phone calls to firstname.lastname@example.org.