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.