November 21, 2011
Monday
Nov 21
2011

Press Release: Alert About Fraudulent Solicitations

New York, NY
Press Release

Last updated:   11/21/2011

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:

  • Emails regarding a World Congress on Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Work claiming that the Clinton Foundation is a conference sponsor.
  • Emails from an individual or individuals, including someone identifying himself as "Emmanuel A. Cole," 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, including persons identifying themselves as "Sothea Mongret" and "Anita Poker Sheffe," promising prize money as part of a sweepstakes for poverty relief in Cambodia.
  • Emails from an individual or individuals misrepresenting themselves as agents of a "Bill and Hillary Clinton Lottery" and promising award money to recipient.
  • Emails from an individual or individuals misrepresenting themselves as agents of Microsoft promoting a Microsoft lottery in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation.
  • Emails from an individual or individuals, including someone identifying herself as person "Mrs. Henry Bright," inviting attendees to the "International NGO’s workshop on HIV-AIDS and Climate Change."
  • Emails claiming to be from the Nelson Mandela Foundation announcing recipient’s selection for the "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)/Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and William J. Clinton Foundation yearly donation." The Mandela Foundation has also identified this scam on its website
  • Emails from an individual or individuals misrepresenting themselves as agents of the Clinton Foundation regarding an International Roundtable conference on topics including HIV/AIDS, Climate Change, and Haiti.
  • Emails from an individual or individuals misrepresenting themselves as agents of the Fidelity UK Foundation promoting a conference and claiming President Clinton will be speaking at the event.

Please be advised, ALL SUCH SOLICITATIONS ARE FRAUDULENT AND IN NO WAY CONNECTED 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.