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UNICEF NZ Cautions Internet Users about Online Scams

The New Zealand branch of United Nations Children's Educational Fund (UNICEF) has advised Internet-users for being vigilant about online scams posing as communication from it, published unicef.org.nz during the 3rd-week of May 2013.

It maybe noted that based in New York, UNICEF represents the UNO (United Nations Organization) to carry out a developmental and humanitarian program of aid to developing countries' children along with their mothers over a long-term period.

As there's plenty of hype regarding spam mails and phishing assaults, UNICEF NZ has particularly been reiterating to people for being aware about fraudulent e-mails, which have incorrect information regarding the organization.

Previously there've been scams, which varied from phishing electronic mails soliciting banking information to those asserting as sent from UNICEF presenting rewards/employments. Still more related to inaccurate details of salary packages assigned to experienced employees belonging to UNICEF or different NGOs.

Dennis McKinlay, Executive Director of UNICEF NZ cautions that plentiful wrong information is getting spread about UNICEF. He thus urges all to remain especially knowledgeable about e-mails, websites as also telephone calls telling about rewards and jobs ready for them from UNICEF, else directing to give huge cash amounts, since these are made up while being phony. Genuine UNICEF e-mail or telephone messages don't offer incentives for giving charity else solicit huge cash amounts, McKinlay notes. Scoop.co.nz published this during the 3rd-week of May 2013.

Disturbingly, it isn't simply fake e-mails, which have been damaging UNICEF's brand and reputation.

As per the organization, it had come to know about a scam wherein someone on the phone asserted he was from Inland Revenue Department to inform individuals that an enormous amount-of-money awaited them.

But, when any individual contacted the IRD headquarters at Wellington, New Zealand for claiming his money, he was directed for donating to the UNO's agency first.

McKinlay stated that the phone-calls represented one fraud which UNICEF NZ informed to Scamwatch under the Consumer Affairs Ministry. Nzherald.co.nz published this during the 3rd-week of May 2013.

Moreover, according to McKinlay, anybody anxious regarding a telephone call or e-mail seemingly from UNICEF can call the charitable organization's hotline number alternatively write at 2helpkids@unicef.org.nz.

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