2 Apr

It has to be noted that certain unidentified persons are taking advantage of the situation generated by the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic with the intention to commit fraud. Various cases have been reported where persons using the name of fictious companies or companies in liquidation were approaching foreign healthcare institutions with business offers, claiming to be in possession of a large supply of health protective equipment (mainly facial masks). In such cases, down payment was required in return for the promised shipment. Eventually, after various excuses, the promised goods have actually never been delivered to the intended purchaser.

Frauds and attempted frauds of that nature are capable of undermining confidence in the credibility of Hungarian businesses as well as the Hungarian economy as a whole. Therefore, you are kindly requested to exercise caution and perform due diligence prior to engaging in any such transactions.

If you require any further information or assistance, please contact the Economic and Commercial Attaché of the Embassy.