25.07.2022 Finance Luxembourg Tech

Fraud warning: individuals misusing the European Investment Bank's name

In light of recent fraudulent activity reported by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), the EIB warns the public against unknown persons who falsely state that they are working for the “Banque européenne d’investissement.” These fraud schemes solicit possible investors and encourage potential victims to provide personal data and transfer funds.

In the most recent example, the solicitations are done by emails with the address format “Firstname.surname@bei-epargne.com,” misusing the name and logo of the EIB and claiming to be established at “2-6 Rue Albert Wehrer, L-2719 Luxembourg.”

The European Investment Bank has no involvement in such schemes, and cannot accept any responsibility for resulting loss, damage or claim.

What to do if you receive a fraudulent request

If you have any doubts on what seems to be an unusual request from someone claiming to work for the European Investment Bank, or if you are not sure about the legitimacy of the European Investment Bank’s involvement in a specific transaction or request, do not comply with the request, send any money, and do not share any personal data.

Legitimate email addresses from the European Investment Bank Group have the following suffixes: @eib.org; @eif.org

If you would like to verify whether any particular individual is a European Investment Bank Group employee, please call our switchboard and ask to be connected with that person. If the person is not listed as an EIB or EIF staff member, the operator will let you know.

If you would like to report prohibited conduct, including fraud, please contact the EIB’s Investigation Division.

Source: Communicated by the EIB