Beware of false messages and scams on social networks
UNICEF never gives out cash prizes through any channel.
Warning about fraud and false messages
It’s possible that you have received or seen online messages on social networks or WhatsApp promising cash prizes or requesting your personal information in the name of UNICEF. These claims are absolutely FALSE.
UNICEF does not give any kind of money prize through any channel, either online or physically. This is a scam attempt to take advantage of people’s trust.
UNICEF has identified the existence of a fraudalent website and social media accounts that are using the name of UNICEF Latin America and the Caribbean in order to defraud people and steal their personal information. We encourage you to remain alert, avoid visiting any unofficial links or websites claiming to represent UNICEF. Do not give out personal information on those sites.
Stay informed by official UNICEF sources
The best way to stay informed, protected and avoid falling for these types of scams and tricks is to know which are the official channels of UNICEF. You can follow us through our social networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube with the username @uniceflac, where we share relevant and reliable information. In addition, we invite you to keep in mind and visit our official website https://www.unicef.org/lac/
UNICEF does not ask for personal information or give out cash prizes through any of its social media accounts or website.
If you have been a victim of any scam, we recommend that you contact your local authorities immediately.