UNDG/DOCO is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated via email or originating from online job boards. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment or contract with UNDG/DOCO in return for the payment of fees or providing personal or banking information.
Please note that UNDG/DOCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training or any other fees).
Such fraudulent correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a UN/UNDG logo, they may appear to originate from an official-looking email address or web site or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent UNDG/DOCO or an entity which includes the word UN in its name. These fraudulent schemes mislead individuals with the purpose to extract money and/or personal information.
UNDG/DOCO advertises its employment and procurement opportunities on its global websites (http://jobs.undp.org; http://procurement-notices.undp.org) or on the websites of its UN Country Teams (a list of which can be consulted here). UNDG/DOCO also utilizes bona fide and established media and newspapers to disseminate its vacancies.
Beware if an offer of employment looks too good to be true. Never divulge personal and banking information or send money if you are unsure of the authenticity of an email or other communication in the name of UNDG/DOCO. If you are in doubt, please contact us for confirmation.
If you did mistakenly provide your information to a suspected fraudster, please report it to local law enforcement authorities or, if one of the two parties is based in the United States, to the Internet Crime Complaint Center for appropriate action.