to information received today by the European
Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) impostors are currently
using the OLAF logo in order to extort money
from bank account holders by means of fake
requests for payment.
The method followed
by the perpetrators is to send fake OLAF
letters to individuals accusing them, for
example, of having made irregular bank transfers
and thus violating money-laundering legislation.
These fake letters bear an OLAF logo and
a fake OLAF address and they include a request
for payment (see sample [446 KB] ).
OLAF advises not to follow any such requests
without verifying their origin and calls
on the recipients of such letters to report
any similar suspicious situations to the
Information about OLAF and all other European
Union institutions, bodies and agencies
may be obtained from these directly or by
logging onto the European Union's internet portal.
Alessandro Butticé Head of Spokesman, Communication and PRUnit
Tel : +32 (0)2 296.54.25
Fax : +32 (0)2 299.81.01 E-mail OLAF on YouTube