Scam Alert: Fake Scholarship

Website Using Mastercard Foundation Content and Images Promoting Fake Scholarship

January 19,2021

The Mastercard Foundation has been made aware of a fraudulent website calling for applications for fake scholarships for African youth. The site, set up under the banner of St Michael Foundation, uses content from our website as well as images of some of our Board members. Neither the St Michael Foundation nor the advertised scholarships exist. This is a scam, possibly seeking money and/or personal details for purposes such as identity theft.

We have reported the site as abuse to the vendor who registered the URL and have contacted law enforcement authorities in the area.

Always exercise caution when sharing personal information or money on the internet. If you are unsure about any potential opportunities you see at the Mastercard Foundation, it’s best to get in touch with us at info@mastercardfdn.org.