Fraud Alert

Last updated: 06/28/2016

Several fraudulent solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the Clinton Foundation and its initiatives and affiliated entities are circulating the internet. Such solicitations, which are sent in a variety of forms including email and social media messaging, may falsely state that they are issued by, or in association with, the Clinton Foundation, its staff, and/or a member of the Clinton family.  They may include the Clinton Foundation logo or the logos of the Foundation’s initiatives and affiliated entities, links to the Foundation’s website or the websites of its affiliated entities, names of Foundation staff members, and reference to Foundation events. Please see the list at the bottom of this page for examples of such scams.

The Foundation is taking steps to address these scams, but unfortunately, cannot stop them all.  If you receive a solicitation that you feel is suspicious, please forward it to [email protected]. To be clear, the Clinton Foundation, its employees, and its representatives do not:

  • Sponsor lotteries or award prize money to individuals or organizations.
  • Randomly select individuals to participate in Foundation events, such as workshops, conferences, and awards ceremonies.
  • Send unsolicited emails from Foundation board members or representatives, other than those that originate from the Foundation’s official mailing list.
  • Send Foundation-related correspondence via LinkedIn InMail, Twitter Direct Message, Facebook Messenger, or any other social media messaging applications.
  • Send unsolicited emails or messages on social media offering President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, or Chelsea Clinton’s participation in an event.

Please exercise extreme caution if you receive solicitations that are not from a verifiable representative of the Foundation, from a verifiable email address. Below are some tips to help you avoid scams:

Below are examples of scams that have been reported to the Clinton Foundation. This is not an exhaustive list:

If you have questions about the authenticity of a communication you have received, please forward it to [email protected]