Somaliland: Scam Lottery: IOM Disclaimer


iom disclaimerThis is an important message from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to the people of Somaliland and Somalia

It has come to IOM’s attention that fraudulent persons falsely identifying themselves as IOM staff members in Nairobi are contacting members of the Somali public in a false lottery swindle, with the intention to get money from them.

These impersonators tell innocent victims that they have won in a lottery that would see them relocate to the UK, USA, Canada or Australia.

Please be informed that these telephone calls are scams. IOM has not and does not engage in any form of lottery and wishes to distance itself from these claims.

If you receive such phone calls please ignore them, do not reply to them, and please don’t follow any requests to give anybody your money. Just hang up!

Please report any of these phone calls and email us at with any information at: and

Thank you!

Simona Opitz

Public Information/Reports Officer

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Somalia Office

Nairobi, Kenya