The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) worldwide. Ansell's masks, gloves and suits are used around the world by healthcare providers, industrial workers and everyday people seeking to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.
This demand has also led to a rise in elaborate fraud schemes seeking to take advantage of our customers and end-users. These deceptive practices promise counterfeit versions of Ansell PPE with fraudulent product registrations, certificates, and/or test reports that do not meet Ansell’s quality standards. These scams might also use social engineering techniques, including “spoofing,” by fraudulently using Ansell employee names, logos, brands and/or look-alike Ansell emails.
We caution our customers to look out for fraud schemes, especially concerning the MICROFLEX, TouchNTuff, EDGE, and MICRO-TOUCH brands. Ansell is aware of fraud schemes using these leading brands and is working to protect our customers.
Important steps customers can take to ensure the offer and products they intend to purchase are legitimate:
The only legitimate Ansell website is Ansell.com (https://ansell.com). Common tips for avoiding fraudulent Ansell websites:
If encountered with fraudulent or suspicious offers to purchase Ansell products, attempts to impersonate Ansell, or other unauthorized activity related to Ansell’s brands, please contact Ansell’s Global Fraud Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help stop the prevalence of fraud, it is important to gather as much detail as possible regarding the identity and contact information of the perpetrator(s), specifics around the offer being made, and any documents or other supporting evidence. Report the fraud to law enforcement or other government institutions.