Fraudulent emails and websites

The IFRC is well aware of a number of fraudulent schemes using the IFRC, Red Cross or Red Crescent name. This page lists examples of schemes that have come to our attention. Please note that all legitimate IFRC email addresses end in and the only source of valid information about the IFRC is our official website. If you have any doubts about the legitimacy of any communication regarding the IFRC, please contact us at [email protected]

Fraudulent fundraising attempts

A number of fraudulent websites are using the names or emblems of the Red Cross or Red Crescent to solicit donations for people affected by disasters or conflict.

There are also fraudulent emails in circulation that invite people to pay for fake employment or training opportunities or for attendance at non-existent conferences.

If you wish to donate to the IFRC, please do so via our authorized donate page.

If you are looking to donate to a particular Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, please use our National Societies Directory to find the relevant National Society's official website.

If you wish to donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), please visit their official website.

Examples of fraudulent emails