Scam Awareness Notice

Dear Partners/Beneficiaries

This is to alert you that stakeholders on the UNIDO NQI Project and the wider public face the risk of becoming targets of operators of international scam schemes and incidents of fraud. We have outlined some safety measures below for your protection, if this situation arises.

We are aware that some of you may have received letters or emails from persons claiming to act on behalf of UNIDO. These operators may seek to target UNIDO operations in Nigeria through some common schemes.

In some of these schemes, the person or company operating the scheme:

  1. Requests money from you to help you gain employment with UNIDO
  2. Requests money from you to help you secure a procurement contract or a service contract with UNIDO
  3. Promises you funding from UNIDO for your project or claims s/he can guarantee that UNIDO takes up your project if you share your personal details, or bank details and pay him a fee.
  4. Claims to be a UNIDO consultant and informs you that you are to receive funding to set up a business at your location and to employ people. They may request your personal details or bank account details.

Kindly note that UNIDO NEVER requires anyone to pay any fee either when applying for any advertised position or after being selected for the post; or at any stage of its procurement process, or for recruiting an expert.

UNIDO also, does NOT charge a fee at any stage of a project.

UNIDO staff members and the public have recently received such “invitations” from operators claiming to work for UNIDO.

We strongly advise all our partners and beneficiaries to deal only with letters or emails sent out from an official UNIDO address e.g. name@unido.org. Any of such correspondence should be verified by first calling the UNIDO NQI Project Office of the UNIDO Regional Office in Nigeria on +234 09-2205009.

As a safety precaution, do NOT reply or release any of your personal details or bank details to these individuals under any circumstances.

Financial loss, identity theft and other criminal activity can result from providing personal details or the transfer of money to the operators who issue such correspondence. UNIDO is not responsible for any such loss, theft, or criminal activity.

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