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World Health Organization: Beware of criminals pretending to be WHO

Similar to scammers using fake emails, websites, and products to get access to your personal information, they are also disguising as WHO to gain access to your information.

Verifying a person or organization that appears to be from WHO:

The World Health Organization will

  • Never ask for your username or password to access safety information
  • Never email attachments you didn’t ask for
  • Never ask you to visit a link outside of www.who.int 
  • Never charge money to apply for a job, register for a conference, or reserve a hotel
  • Never conduct lotteries or offer prizes, grants, certificates or funding through email.

Phishing: malicious emails appearing to be from WHO

“Phishing” emails appearing to be from WHO will ask you to:

  • Give sensitive information
  • Click malicious links
  • Open a malicious email

How to recognize and prevent phishing:

  • Verify the sender by checking their email address, anything ending in something other than “@who.int” is not from WHO
  • Check the link before you click, make sure the link starts with ‘https://www.who.int
  • Always be aware when providing personal information

 For more information on cyber security relating to WHO, visit the World Health Organization website. 

If you see a scam, report it here.

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.