AGF is aware of numerous forms of fraudulent correspondence being circulated by email, text message and phone, falsely stating they are associated with AGF and our representatives. The fraudulent correspondence attempts to associate the sender with the names; Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, and/or any of our related programs. These scams attempt to obtain personal information, and potentially payment, from the recipient.
Warning signs of fraudulent activity include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The email comes from a domain not affiliated with AGF (for example @gmail, @yahoo, @consultant.com) or a domain that looks similar, but is not affiliated with AGF (for example @agfe.com)
- The correspondence has been poorly formatted or contains spelling errors
- There is an urgency related to the request from the sender
- You are asked to contact a mobile phone number or communicate via another platform
- You are asked to purchase an item for the sender or make payments to the sender
Be advised, we do not approach individuals offering grants, scholarship opportunities or to ask for payments. We also do not charge a fee at any stage of a recruitment or procurement process. If you doubt the authenticity of any type of correspondence claiming to originate from Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation, The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, and/or any of our related programs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This alerts the Foundation to the potential scam and allows for it to be investigated.
Date of Notice: August 2021