Rotarians should be aware of a new scam e-mail claiming that the recipient is a winner of a cash grant. The e-mail claims the recipient’s name was randomly chosen from a database, and the recipient did not enter a contest. The recipient is then asked to contact a fake RI staff member to provide information and claim the grant. The scam e-mail has been sent from numerous e-mail addresses, and the recipient is asked to contact staff in locations outside of the United States.
Rotary International does not solicit funds through e-mail, nor does it ask that personal information be updated by e-mail or other electronic means. RI encourages Rotarians and Rotary clubs to avoid becoming victims of such scams by deleting any e-mail that appears suspicious.