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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

Scam warnings

It has been drawn to our attention that ODI's name has been abused in relation to some email scams and other fraudulent or inappropriate conduct. Scam emails try to persuade the email receiver to submit personal information or to part with money, with the promise of later payments or prizes in return.

If you receive unsolicited emails purporting to be from ODI, and have doubts as to their authenticity, do not provide any personal details or pay any money over to the person who sent the email. Please forward the email to webmaster@odi.org.uk, so that ODI can verify the email or warn users of the scam.

Examples of scams using ODI's name - most recent first (click for PDF copy of emails being sent out)