Hackers and cyber scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic by sending fraudulent email and WhatsApp messages or other channels of communication that attempt to trick you into clicking on malicious links or opening attachments.
These actions can reveal your user name and password, which can be used to steal money or sensitive information.
If you are contacted by a person or organisation that appears to be Gavi, or any of our Alliance partners, please verify their authenticity before responding. Awareness and diligence can help you evaluate whether a message is authentic or a potential scam.
You can do this by:
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and our partners will:
Be on alert when you receive an email with any link or attachments containing any reference to Gavi or our Alliance partners. It might be a cyberattack.
Beware that criminals use email, websites, phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages for their scams. You can verify if communication is legit by contacting Gavi directly.