WHO Warns of Fraudulent 'Covid-19 Compensation Lottery' Scam

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned of a scam circulated by a company named Capital Finance, Inc. London where recipients are sent messages alleging them to be the winners of a U.S.$1 million lottery payment meant to compensate  for financial losses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The WHO also warned that the "Covid-19 Lottery Compensation Prize" alleged to be associated with the Internationl Monetary Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The scammers, according to the WHO, are based in London and claim to be a financial management firm. They have also claimed to be partnered with the WHO, with the global health body denies.

A WHO statement read: "The WHO seeks to warn the public at large that the Covid-19 Lottery Compensation Prize" is a fraudulent scam ... The organisation  is not offering or conducting a lottery prize to compensate individuals."

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