BEWARE OF THE FRAUDULENT USE OF THE APG NAME, LOGO OR EMAIL ADDRESS REQUESTING FEES
Various types of scam emails or letters purporting to be from or associated with the APG and, in some cases, using the names of APG Secretariat staff members, have circulated requesting fees for the transfer of money. Criminals who fraudulently claim to be from the APG commonly approach victims with claims of money being owed to them by way of a lottery win or an inheritance or some other means which will be payable by international transfers of funds. To gain access to funds, victims are usually asked to pay fees or provide bank account details for fictitious services offered by the APG relating to verification of the origin of the funds. The criminals claim that the funds will be blocked if the person fails to pay the fees.
1. The APG does NOT provide such services nor does it request fees, issue 'certificates' for anti-money laundering or terrorist financing compliance nor does it have the power to block accounts.
2. The APG is NOT a law enforcement agency. If any one has been the subject of such a scam the APG cannot investigate the claim nor can it reimburse the victim.
Any approach using the APG's name in relation to payment of fees or release of funds is fraudulent and should be reported to your local law enforcement authorities.