Site Advisory: Fraud Warning

EIA advises caution against responding to fraudulent e-mails and Internet postings purporting to be legitimate EIA communications and postings.

 

EIA has learned that some unauthorized individuals are pretending to be EIA employees and using EIA’s name, address and other information taken directly from our official website in attempts to defraud the public.

 

They send e-mails or letters proposing various schemes such as offering loans, investment opportunities or participation in financial transactions, and/or requiring an advance payment in connection with a transaction supposedly to be made through EIA.

 

These fraudulent materials use the EIA name, logo and address, as well as the names of our staff and management – all without EIA’s permission. We are taking steps to halt such fraud. However, we request you to please be alert and confirm the authenticity of any emails or documents you receive that purport to be from EIA.

 

Please note:

 

  • We never send emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or other “public” email accounts such as live.com.
  • We do not contact individuals through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media.
  • All our emails use our email address: @eia.gov.ae. and we do not use any derivatives
  • Please check the spelling carefully: our email address uses the Roman small “i” in eia.gov.ae. We do not use the Roman “L” in small letter format (that is, we do NOT use “E1A.gov.ae”).
  • EIA is not responsible for any such fraud.
  • EIA cannot and will not honour any commitments or promises made by fake employees, impostors or unauthorized individuals.
  • We urge you to check to make sure that all communications are legitimate and NOT to send money to any impostor. Here are some tips to help you avoid such fraudulent communications:
  • Be suspicious of unsolicited communications that ask for personal or financial information.
  • Log on to official websites instead of clicking on links embedded in an email.
  • Contact the organization that is supposedly sending the email to verify if it is genuine.
  • Be cautious if you are asked to wire money If you believe that you have been the victim of any Internet fraud, please consider reporting it to your local law enforcement authority.

 

Please also notify us if the fraud involves a misuse of the EIA name or logo, or the name of any EIA employee, or a fake email address or emails purporting to be from EIA.

 

If you have any questions about this, or want to notify us of any suspicious communication, please contact us at: compliance@eia.gov.ae