Email Scams

Beware of scams implying association with EUD

Please note:

EUD never asks for money for recruitment.

EUD does not conduct lotteries, or offer prizes or awards through e-mail.

If you are not sure of the authenticity of an e-mail or letter, contact us at lars.knudsen@eud.eu.

Various fraudulent schemes purporting to be from or associated with the European Union of the Deaf (EUD), have been circulating. Most of them circulate as e-mails, but there are also rogue web sites and in some instances faxes and telephones are used. Many of these scams request detailed information and/or money from individuals, businesses or non-profit organisations with the promise that they will receive funds or other benefits in return. Others ask for registration fees for conferences allegedly sponsored by EUD and for hotel reservations, again with the promise of certain benefits. Another type of scam proposes employment opportunities with EUD. These scams sometimes carry the EUD logo, and originate from or refer to e-mail addresses made to look like EUD address.

EUD wishes to warn the public of these misleading practices that do not originate from EUD, and are not in any way associated with EUD projects or events. EUD strongly recommends that recipients of solicitations such as those described above (whether sent by e-mail or communicated in any other way) verify very carefully their authenticity before sending any response.

In particular, EUD suggests that recipients do not send money or personal information in response to invitations from anyone EUD claims to be awarding jobs, funds, grants, scholarships, certificates, lottery winnings, or prizes, and/or EUD requests payment for registration fees and hotel rooms reservations in the name of EUD.

If you have any doubts about the authenticity of an e-mail, letter or phone call purportedly from, for or on behalf of EUD, please e-mail us at scamreport@eud.eu. EUD is trying to warn the community at large about these deceptive practices, and we will therefore appreciate your help in bringing suspect communications to our attention.