Alert: Fraudulent emails purporting to be from Embrace circulating

 

Unfortunately charities are occasionally the subject of dishonest individuals who make attempts to take money from charity supporters through email fraud.

We are aware that fraudulent emails purporting to be from us are in circulation.

If you get any emails that appear to be suspicious or fraudulent, do not reply to the sender or click on any links in the email. Instead either delete the email or forward it in its entirety including header information to info@embraceme.org for our attention.

Sadly, we cannot always guarantee to prevent all fraudulent communications circulating. In the event of Embrace being made aware of suspicious activity, we notify the appropriate authorities, and ask the email host providers, where we can identify them, to take action.

Scams that we are currently aware of:

  • Offers to send you £1.5m if you supply them with your details. The emails often include our current objectives and privacy policy in an attempt to make the email look official.
  • Some of these emails purport to come from our Chair of Trustees, Anthony Ball.
  • Emails are being sent in both English and Arabic.

How to spot fraudulent emails.

Consumer rights organisation Which? provide a very good guide: How to spot a scam.