The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is aware of fictitious employment offers being circulated via email or originating from online job boards. Many of these schemes consist of an alleged offer of employment or contract with PAHO/WHO.
Such fraudulent correspondence may appear legitimate: they may feature a WHO or PAHO/WHO logo, they may appear to originate from an official-looking email address or web site or they may be sent by individuals purporting to represent the Organization. In some cases, correspondence is falsely signed in the name of a real official of PAHO/WHO, asking applicants to provide copies of personal documents, pay some fees, or provide banking information. These fraudulent schemes mislead individuals with the purpose to extract money and/or personal information.
Please note that PAHO/WHO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Moreover, the Organization only advertises employment opportunities on its website and bona fide and established media, newspapers and online job boards to disseminate vacancies.
We appreciate your help in bringing suspect communications to our attention so that we may continue to update our warning if the fraudulent schemes take new forms.