There is a substantial number of fraudulent training offers circulating on the Internet. Below are some tips to stay away from fraud.
Please note that, while ReliefWeb makes all attempts to ensure the authenticity of each training published on its site, it is not liable for any fraudulent training advertisement that appears in its space, per ReliefWeb’s Terms and Conditions.
If you suspect fraudulent activities in the ReliefWeb training section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some warning signs of a potential scam?
- The training fee you are requested to pay or have been charged is not consistent with what the advertisement states as the cost of the training.
- Before and/or after registration, the training provider does not give clear and detailed explanations as to what the training fee covers.
- The training provider fails to provide you with adequate or additional information that you have requested in a timely manner.
- You do not receive any correspondence from the training organizer, particularly after transmitting the training fee.
- You are being asked to provide sensitive information such as a bank account, social security and identification number.
How you can determine if a training advertisement is a fake?
- Search the Anti Fraud International site to see if a similar scam has been reported before.
- Confirm that the email address being used by the person communicating with you matches the name of the organization.
- Contact the organization through their official website or using contact details in order to get confirmation that it is a valid training advertisement.
What you can do if you believe you have been the victim of a scam?
- Scams can be reported to local authorities. [In the U.S, complaints can be filed with The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)].
- Contact your financial institution.