It is not uncommon for charities to be the subject of unscrupulous individuals, who try to make fraudulent attempts to take money from charity supporters through activities such as lottery scams or email fraud. From time to time, charity fraud does affect World Vision and this section of the website aims to highlight the current scams.
If you receive anything that looks fraudulent, email or emails that purport to come from World Vision, please do not register your details with the sender. Instead either delete the email or forward it in its entirety (with header information), to email@example.com.
In the event of World Vision being notified of any fraudulent activity the appropriate authorities are always notified. We also follow up with the hosting providers where we can identify them, but we cannot always guarantee to prevent all such communications circulating.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
The details below are the scams that we are currently aware of. World Vision would like to emphasise, that it does not make cash awards of this nature and such communications are completely spurious and fraudulent.
We are aware that World Vision has been subject of a recent lottery e-mail scam that advises the recipient that they have won a cash sum in the ‘2009 UK/EU World Vision Lottery’.
The theme of the email suggests that the e-mail recipient has been chosen to receive the ‘board of trustees of the UK/EU World Vision 2009 as one of the final Recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for economic growth and poverty alleviation scheme’, all of which is completely untrue.
World Vision has also been the subject of other fraudulent email communications, purporting to come from the charity, informing the recipient that he or she has been awarded a substantial cash grant. The recipient is invited to register details with the sender in order to collect the cash sum.
Please also aware that have been some instances of emails sent by individuals posing as World Vision employees making international travel bookings, or invitations to international conferences of different kinds.
There have also been emails circulating offering people part-time job opportunities from the Chief Financial Officer of World Vision. World Vision would like to make it clear that they these emails are completely fraudulent and were not sent out by its employees or suppliers working on its behalf.
A fraudulent email is circulating claiming to be from a Human Resources Manager at World Vision asking for people to donate money to the Haiti Earthquake Relief effort. It also asks for personal information. If you receive this, please ignore. It is NOT from World Vision. To give to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal please follow the relevant links on this website.
WV has been the subject of a scam email from the 'World Vision Tsunami Relief Programme' announcing successful entry into a raffle draw and seeking confirmation of the recipient's email address by clicking on the link provided.