Warning to General Public Regarding Fraudulent Requests
Please be advised that individuals have been fraudulently posing (including through email, social media accounts and by telephone) as acting on behalf of Emerson Collective or as Emerson Collective personnel. These individuals have offered grant funding, sponsorship of an activity or an opportunity to otherwise partner with Emerson Collective or its personnel in exchange for a deposit of funds, a cash advance or bank information.
Anyone asking for bank information, a deposit or cash advance is not acting on behalf of Emerson. This is a scam and an illegal misrepresentation of Emerson Collective and the work we do. Emerson Collective and its employees do not:
- Seek bank information, deposits or cash advances from anyone with whom we propose to work;
- Contact people on behalf of Emerson Collective using a non-Emerson Collective email address;
- Solicit donations or offer investment opportunities; or
- Otherwise request funds through social media or via telephone.
If you receive a communication that appears to be from Emerson Collective or its personnel for any type of payment or personal and/or financial information, or if you receive a communication seemingly from Emerson Collective that you feel is suspicious please report it us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also report these scams and fraud communications to the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov) or FBI (www.ic3.gov/complaint).