The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations has warned of an imposter posing as the FIATA Secretariat sending spam emails to its members requesting payment and bank details.
It says these emails are not from FIATA, and should be discarded.
The fraudulent mails use a generic introductory statement such as “Dear Sirs/Ms” followed by a claim which announces that under the FIATA Service Conference Resolution 762 and 767, all members are required to pay various fees.
These email signs off by listing Rene Zimmerman as “FIATA Finance”, or Harrison Tyler as finance manager.
FIATA reiterates that these mails were not sent by Rene Zimmerman and he does not hold the post of FIATA Finance. Also, the FIATA Secretariat does not have any staff member by the name of Harrison Tyler.