Fraud and scams
Members of the public might be presented with fraudulent phonecalls, text messages, websites and e-mails purporting to be communicated from Norges Bank or persons affiliated with Norges Bank.
Please note that Norges Bank does not provide financial services to private persons and will never contact individuals directly to make offers of services, business opportunities, commercial contracts, gifts or inheritance.
If you receive such an offer from an organisation or person purporting to be from Norges Bank or persons affiliated with the Bank, do not reply, open attachments or click on any links.
If you suspect you may have been exposed to such a fraud or scam, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Norges Bank will report known frauds and scams to the police.
Beware - take due care
There are many different types of frauds and scams, but most share a common goal of monetary gain for the scammers.
Follow these general tips to protect yourself – and your money – from scams:
- Generally, never send money to someone you have not met in person. Do not pay money upfront to someone or some organisation based on a promise of future returns or awards.
- Do not disclose personal details over the phone, online or via direct messages on social media.
- Double check claims and identities of people contacting you. Call or contact the organisation directly, or seek information from other trustworthy sources.
- Remember that something that seems too good to be true usually is.