IPCC has been made aware of various correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet
Web sites, and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in
association with, IPC and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or
in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.
IPCC wishes to warn the public at large about these fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in
the name of the organization and/or its officials, and would appreciate your bringing suspect
communications to its attention.
Please note that:
- As a rule, IPC does not charge registration fees for conferences or meetings except for selected events
- IPCC never asks for money for recruitment
- IPCC does not offer prizes, awards or funds to individuals through e-mail, mail or fax, outside of
official communication channels through the Focal Points of its Members with IPCC
- IPCC never conducts lotteries
IPCC strongly recommends that the recipients of solicitations such as those described above exercise extreme
caution in respect of such solicitations. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law
enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or telephone communication purportedly from,
for or on behalf of IPC and/or its officials, please contact the IPC Secretariat, e-mail: IPCC-Sec@wmo.int,
before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.