Important information about fraudulent Red Cross/Red Crescent web sites and e-mails

There are a number of fraudulent web sites which are using the Red Cross Red Crescent emblems to request donations for disaster relief. Please treat these web sites as suspicious.

To report any fraudulent issues, please email us (fraudissues@ifrc.org) so we can take action.

If you wish to donate to support the Red Cross or Red Crescent, you can do so through the authorized channels, which are as follows: 

  • The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (donation pages
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (www.icrc.org
  • The National Societies of the Red Cross or Red Crescent (view full list)

There are also fraudulent e-mails in circulation that invite people to pay for false employment or training opportunities or for attendance at "conferences". If you receive any unsolicited e-mails which look suspicious, please treat them with caution.

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