Bogus AusAID Solicitation Letters Uncovered in Fiji

The Australian High Commission has alerted the public of fake AusAID letters. Photo by: Redvers / CC BY 2.0 RedversCC BY 2.0

The Australian High Commission in Fiji has issued a notice to the general public following its discovery of fake letters with the Australian government’s letterhead signed by AusAID staff.

“It has been brought to our attention that fabricated letters, using the Australian Government letterhead and purportedly signed by Suva-based AusAID staff, agreeing to undertake community projects have been used to solicit payment from at least one village community,” the commission said, as quoted by Fiji Times.

The Australian High Commission advised those who may receive letters supposedly signed by the commission and relating to Australia-funded projects to verify such correspondence with AusAID.

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    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.