The correspondence and other documents, e-mails addresses and web sites may be made to look like they originate with the UN or UNHCR.For example, they may contain official-looking UN or UNHCR stationery, including the UN or UNHCR emblem or name, or some variation thereof, and e-mail or web site addresses, including either or both of the words "United Nations", “United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees” or some similar name, or the name of a real United Nations entity or fictitious one.The operation, code-named REPLICA, targeted the import of counterfeit goods including cigarettes, perfumes, car and bicycle spare parts, toys, fashion accessories and electric devices by sea.Avoidance of excise and customs duties on cigarettes - generally by smuggling - is one of the major types of fraud in the EU.Does the email address correspond with the name in your inbox? Too much information Have they written above and beyond what you’d expect an inquirer to write? by certified check, cashier’s check or by wire transfer, these payments are not secure and won’t be guaranteed under the Home Away system.Additionally, if they offer to pay more than your stated rate, this is another warning sign.The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is aware of various schemes, being circulated via e-mails, from internet web sites, and via regular mail or fax, falsely stating that they are issued by or associated with the UN or UNHCR.
The relevant authorities will be informed of any such activities, of which the United Nations becomes aware, for appropriate action to be taken by those authorities.
subsidies for growing oranges on farms that don't exist — all are examples of fraud that cost European taxpayers money.
One example was in October 2014, when over 1.2 million counterfeit goods and 130 million cigarettes were seized in an international customs operation.
When using a website like Home Away or VRBO, people run the risk of being vulnerable to scams. Sometimes hosts can be defrauded by potential guests, too.
This part is for the owner, let’s take a look at the most common red flags that will help you identify a Home Away scam inquiry before falling victim.