World Vision Security Policy

Brooklyn Jobs Disclaimer

World Vision has been notified that an agency or ministry in Brooklyn has been advertising job openings and conducting interviews where World Vision's involvement may have been mentioned. Please be advised that World Vision has no projects or job openings in Brooklyn, has no government grants for work in Brooklyn, and has no involvement with the Brooklyn agency/ministry, and job applicants should be aware that any mention of World Vision by such agency or ministry is not authorized by World Vision.


Fraud Alert

World Vision and several other charitable agencies have been subject to recent “phishing” attacks (email scams). The scams claim to offer job opportunities (one in particular falsely claims to come from our Chief Financial Officer, Larry Probus), are requests to convert funds, or are requests to forward financial transactions directly to field programs.

If you have received an email in connection with a job or financial opportunity, we urge you not to respond. These emails are not legitimate. Either delete the email or report it to

For information on World Vision's programs, please click on the "Our Impact" tab.

All response forms requesting confidential information (such as credit card numbers) on World Vision's Web site utilize the Internet security protocol known as "Secure Sockets Layer" or "SSL." This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using your credit card as safe as possible on the Internet.

Independent agencies report that (statistically speaking) using a credit card on the Internet through SSL is far safer than submitting your credit card to a clerk in the grocery store, or over an open telephone line. In fact, they report that there are no recorded instances of someone "breaking" SSL encryption and using credit card information stored therein for fraudulent purposes.

The SSL technology depends on secure Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) which are certified by a certifying authority such as Thawte. Secure URLs always begin with "https://" rather than "http://" and if you are using one from a browser that recognizes SSL (including Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, AOL's version 3, and Spyglass, among others) you will generally also receive a preceding message and/or see a symbol, such as a lock, that signifies that you are on a secure page. Any information you enter on such a page is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, then de-encrypted at our servers.

If your browser doesn't support SSL technology, you will receive an error message when trying to access our SSL page.

Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted World Vision staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

If you have any questions about SSL technology or security on the Web, please click here to send us your question online.

More information on the SSL technology utilized by World Vision