Fake: Receiving UNICEF payments requires Viber and Telegram registration

This is an internet scam to gain access to sensitive user data. UNICEF and other international organizations do not offer registration through Viber and Telegram and never ask for personal or banking information when signing up for support programs.

Links are circulating on social media to programs claiming to be distributing financial aid from UNICEF. No details of the program are given, and the links lead to private Viber and Telegram channels.

A Facebook page called Dopomoga, which means help in Ukrainian, began publishing such posts on October 22, the very day they were registered. With zero likes and zero followers, the account began posting about alleged “payments to people over 18.” Sites like this are fraudulent. They are scams that aim to obtain personal and banking information from people for their own financial gain.

UNICEF announces its programs for parents and children during the war on its website and on the organization’s official Facebook page. Currently, the UNICEF website mentions only one aid program – “Spilno”, the registration of which has already been completed. UNICEF does not use Telegram and Viber messengers as a registration channel for support programs and does not ask for personal confidential information during registration.

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