Beware of business scams using ADB’s name | Asian Development Bank

Beware of business scams using ADB’s name

Article | 12 July 2018

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 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.—in exchange for a loan or reward.

ADB does not solicit money, personal information or bank account details in exchange for 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

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

  • ADB Offshore Bank    
  • Asian Development Finance Authority

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].