Scam warning

Oxfam has received several reports of recent scams trying to fraudulently use its name. These fraudulent correspondences often carry Oxfam’s name and logo and appear to be authorized communications from Oxfam. In light of these incidents, Oxfam would like to encourage all concerned to exercise particular vigilance when interacting with third parties over email, internet, phone or text message.

Fraudulent third parties representing themselves as Oxfam may attempt to gain your personal or financial information or exploit you for financial gain.

Recent examples

Lottery prize: Email, SMS, WhatsApp or Messenger message claiming that recipient has won the lottery. Recipients are asked to provide personal contact details or make a payment to claim the prize.

Job offer: Online advert is placed to recruit for Oxfam. Respondent is asked to pay a fee (e.g. for a uniform or background checks or insurance) before receiving a job offer. 

These are scams or phishing attempts. They are not genuine. Oxfam does not send unsolicited messages or make phone calls that claim the recipient has won a prize, or to request personal or financial information. Oxfam does not ask any potential employees to pay a fee before being offered a job. If any person receives any such communication offering a job or interview calls or winning a raffle/lottery in our name against payment of any monies or otherwise, we strongly advise not to respond to the same.

Though we take appropriate legal recourse and steps against such fraudulent and unscrupulous persons, however, please be informed that we, Oxfam and members of its confederation, shall not in any way whatsoever be responsible or liable for any loss that may be occasioned to any member of the public on account of their dealings with such fraudulent persons.