The Egmont Group Secretariat received a request for a verification of a letter purportedly coming from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. The said letter coming from a certain “Julia Anderson” informed a private citizen from Sweden that a stop payment order had been issued on a transaction pertaining to their bank account and that the full amount of their transaction would be forfeited unless they secure a Special Anti-Terrorist Financing Certificate from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Unit.
Please be advised that the said letter is spurious or fake. The details in the letter (names, letterhead and signature) are all falsified. The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units does NOT require nor issue any Special Anti-Terrorist Financing Certificate.
The public is hereby to WARNED to act with caution in transacting and/or communicating with any individual representing themselves to be from the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units regarding the issuance of special certificates, orders or permits.