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Fraud Alert

September 23, 2011

 Fraudulent emails about IMO Award

IMO has been alerted to the circulation of a fraudulent email purporting to be from the “IMO Award Team” and asking recipients to register for an Award Ceremony on 29 September.
Please be advised that this is a hoax.


​​The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been made aware of other various correspondence, being circulated via e-mail or in the form of invoices issued by, or in association with IMO and/or its officials.  These scams, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.


IMO 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.
IMO strongly recommends that extreme caution be exercised in respect of such solicitations.  Financial loss could result from the transfer of money to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence. 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 IMO and/or its officials, please contact us at e-mail address:  before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.
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