Christian Aid, along with a number of organisations, has been the subject of a long running email scam.
An email correspondent, purporting to represent Christian Aid, promises each random recipient a grant award as a result of a lottery procedure.
The object of the scam is to get you to register with an email address and to correspond with the emailer.
You will be required to pay a sum of money to release a cheque or to activate a bank account. The perpetrator will then take your fee and will then cease correspondence with you.
Needless to say, Christian Aid does not offer grants as part of a lottery process and all our grant awards are to risk assessed partners in order to perform targeted project development and emergency relief work. We do not offer grants in the way described.
We are further taking active steps to notify the Internet Service Providers to close the offending addresses down, and the telephone authorities to trace and disconnect the offending telephone numbers.
If you are in receipt of this email please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with full email headers.
You can also report scam emails to the Police by visiting http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
Do not telephone the number notified and do not engage in correspondence with the emailer, by responding to the email you are confirming that the email account is active thereby confirming it is spammable and sellable.
For any queries please feel free to contact us at the above email address.