Last updated: 03/13/2013
Several fraudulent solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the William J. Clinton Foundation are circulating the internet in various languages. Some of these scams include:
- Communication from anyone at the domain name billclintonfoundation.tk, including email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This domain name is in no way associated with the Clinton Foundation.
- Communication from an individual using the domain name clintongloablinitiative.org [note the misspelling of "global"]. This individual may use a number of names of existing Clinton Global Initiative staff members, including "Craig Minanssian," and may represent him or herself as a director of CGI and representative of President Clinton. This domain name and individual are in no way affiliated with President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative or the Clinton Foundation and all communications from this person are fraudulent.
- Emails inviting attendees to a Global Women Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 6-8, on behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative. This conference is in no way associated with the Clinton Global Initiative or the Clinton Foundation, and any such invitations from these entities are not valid.
- Communication from an individual using the domain name presidency.com, billclintonfoundation.org, billclintonfoundations.org, or williamjclintonfoundations.org. This individual may use a number of names that are likely stolen identities, including "John Fish," "Drex Hansen," "Robert Spencer," and "Muhammad Islam," and may represent himself as President Clinton's assistant or President Clinton himself. This domain name and individual are in no way affiliated with President Clinton or the Clinton Foundation and all communications from this person regarding President Clinton are fraudulent. Any and all scheduling requests for President Clinton must be directed to email@example.com.
- Claims made by the London Carbon Credit Company that it is and/or will be selling carbon credits from the Clinton Climate Initiative. The Clinton Foundation and its Clinton Climate Initiative are not working or otherwise affiliated with the London Carbon Credit Company. The Foundation is undertaking efforts to address this matter.
- Emails claiming to be from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)/Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and William J. Clinton Foundation promising a monetary award.
- Emails regarding a World Congress on Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work claiming that the Clinton Foundation is a conference sponsor.
- Emails inviting attendees to the launch of a Bill Clinton Foundation for Peace (BCFP) Campaign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- Emails from an individual or individuals misrepresenting themselves as agents of a "Bill and Hillary Clinton Lottery" and promising award money to recipient.
Please be advised, all such solicitations are fraudulent and in no way connected to or affiliated with the work of the Clinton Foundation. We are taking steps to address these matters. Positions with the Clinton Foundation and information about Clinton Foundation events are posted exclusively on our website.
Furthermore, the Clinton Foundation does not conduct lotteries or award money to individuals or organizations. If you have questions about an event or an email solicitation you receive, please contact us.
If you believe you have been a victim of this fraud, please submit details of your experience, along with any emails or other information you have received in connection with this matter, by clicking here.