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Source: Asia Development Bank

Article | 14 August 2020

ADB’s Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) advises the public to be aware of scams using ADB’s name, the names of its officials, or the addresses of its offices. 

What you should know about messages from ADB

Please be reminded that: 

ADB does not send official communication from domains other than “@adb.org”. 

As examples, messages claiming to be from ADB or individuals affiliated with ADB, but sent from the following addresses are not from, or related to, ADB, unless otherwise informed and agreed with ADB.

ADB does not solicit money (in the form of transaction fees, administration fees, foreign settlement fees, etc.), personal information or bank account details in exchange for a loan or reward or employment at ADB.

ADB does not send messages with information about ADB projects and offices that cannot be verified on the following web pages: https://www.adb.org/countries/main or https://www.adb.org/projects. 

ADB does not allow the use of its office addresses in any communications not related to ADB.

Examples of organizations, individuals, projects, and offices that are not associated with ADB include:

  • ADB Offshore Bank    
  • Asian Development Finance Authority
  • Mohammad Zubair Hossain
    Passport number: B*****664, Date of birth: 1 January 1976
  • Jacky Polo International Ltd.
  • Michael Maynard De Grano Trinidad
  • Mr. Saleb Ahsan
    Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Phone Numbers: 01711-595140; 01979-546630; 01533-195808; and 01977 – 595140
    Bank Account Details: Bank Name – South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce Bank Ltd; A/C name: SA Saleb Ahsan; A/C No: 0002120010351
  • Vivek Singh
    Location: New Delhi, India
    Phone number: 1126870945
  • Mr. Wilson Logan
    Phone number: +16132093139

ADB is not associated with the people responsible for these scams.

What to do with suspicious messages

If you receive messages as described above, please ignore them and treat them as spam. Always be skeptical of email-only fund transfer requests involving urgency. Under no circumstances should you send your banking details, personal information, or any payment to the sender. Do not click on the links, URL (internet address), or open the attachments in these emails. Please double check if the logo, name, and domain have been misrepresented or mimicked. 

If you suspect you have been or are being targeted by scammers, please contact your local law enforcement agency. 

To report the sender for fraudulent or corrupt practices, contact OAI at [email protected].

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