If you receive an email that appears to come from QEF which seems to be too good to be true it probably is!

We are aware that emails are in circulation claiming to be from Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation. Some of them use our logo, address details and registered charity number, all in an attempt to make the email appear genuine.

Usually they advise of a sum of money payable to you in return for personal information such as your bank details. Or, the email may ask you to send a ‘small’ payment to cover the ‘expenses’ of getting this payment to you.

THESE ARE FRAUDULENT, SCAM EMAILS AND DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH’S FOUNDATION FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.

QEF is an organisation that provides support and training for disabled people.
It does not distribute funds to individuals as suggested by these emails.

What can you do to help?

Should you receive a suspicious email:

Please do not reply as this will verify your email address among lists of thousands of which are used and could result in more mail of this type in your inbox.

Please do contact the relevant Internet Service Provider, as shown in the sender’s address, and report the email, for example:
abuse@hotmail.com
abuse@yahoo.com
abuse@google.com

Please do report this fraud to the police at  http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud
Further advice may be found on this site.

QEF has alerted various official organisations of this problem and we will continue to press authorities to bring activities of this kind under control. In the meantime, we do assure you that QEF is monitoring this situation but should you have any questions, please contact Alistair Pulling on 01372 841239.