Suppliers must be aware that fraudulent websites mimicking the UNGM - falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials- are circulating various correspondences via e-mail, Internet web sites, text messages, regular mail and/or facsimile.
These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases personal details from the recipients of such correspondence, are fraudulent.
UNGM wishes to warn the public at large about these fraudulent activities being perpetrated purportedly in the name of the Organisation, and/or its officials.
How to identify and avoid scams?
UNGM does not charge a fee at any stage of its registration from vendors. Registration is free of charge.
UNGM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
Registration on UNGM – albeit a requirement from a UN agencies/organization to participate in a procurement process – is not a guarantee of being invited for participation in a tender process or being awarded a contract.
The Tender Alert Service, which is a value-added service to vendors, costs USD250 per year. Please note that procurement notices are also publicly available from www.ungm.org without any charge.
All UN website domain addresses end in .org, not .com.
UN officials' email addresses ends in .org and they do not use hotmail, gmail, etc for official business.
How to report a scam?
The United Nations strongly recommends that the recipients of solicitations exercise extreme caution. Financial loss and identity theft could result from the transfer of money or personal information to those issuing such fraudulent correspondence.
UNGM is not responsible for any such loss or theft. Victims of such scams may also report them to their local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.
Suppliers are advised to contact UNGM using the contact form on the Help Centre and report scams, suspicious websites and related activities.