The United Nations System in Uganda has been made aware of various attempts to use its name in a number of fraudulent schemes. The public is warned against fraudsters posing as United Nations staff members attempting to solicit money and other material benefits in exchange for jobs, tenders, food, international seminars and other benefits. Some of these fraudsters use forged identity cards or fake email addresses similar to those of UN agencies, conduct fake job interviews, offer fake letters of employment; and use forged contracts in an attempt to obtain goods and services. These scams are criminal offences that must be reported to government authorities immediately.
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