Frauds and scams


The European Banking Authority (EBA) is aware that its name and logo have been falsely used to validate frauds and scams through emails, letters and other documents.

These frauds and scams aim to illegally obtain money or personal details by fraudulently claiming that the EBA has a role in approving financial transactions to and from the European Union (EU).

These illegitimate correspondences typically include illegitimate use or very accurate replications of EBA materials, such as:

  • the EBA logo
  • the EBA letter head
  • the signatures of EBA officials
  • pages from the EBA website.


Recipients would typically be asked to provide personal information by the following methods:

  • money transfers
  • international payments
  • identity verification to allow financial transfers.

Any correspondence that requests private information should be treated with caution. If you receive dubious or obviously fraudulent requests, do not access any links or reply or provide personal information. The EBA can take no responsibility for losses arising from response to such correspondence.

If you have doubts or suspicions about the authenticity of any correspondence you receive claiming to be from or linked to the EBA or its representatives, please forward the offending emails as an attachment to scams@eba.europa.eu.  At the same time we would advise you to forward the offending emails as an attachment to your national public body/ies responsible for investigating financial frauds and scams.