Getting out of the military soon? Thinking of applying for a job with the United Nations (UN) using the job and language skills you picked up during your deployments? Well, there are scammers who hope you will!
According to a July 12th, 2010, press release http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2010/l3161.doc.htm from the UN’s Department of Public Information, there have been a number of scams recently misusing the UN’s name and emblem on correspondence, Web sites and emails circulating worldwide. As always with scams, the intent is to acquire money and/or personal information from those who take the bait.
The UN wants the public to know that:
For a more complete list of scams, read the UN warning http://careers.un.org/UNCareers/tabid/65/viewtype/SCAM/language/en-US/Default.aspx posted on their job site. If you have been a target or a victim of a UN-related scam, they suggest you report the scam to national law enforcement agencies for appropriate action. You can also file a complaint at www.bbb.org.