Online fraud

Dear FICPI Friends,

Milan, 24 April 2024: It has come to our attention that scammers are trying, yet again, to extract money from FICPI members by pretending to be me, Roberto Pistolesi, FICPI President.

This morning a number of FICPI members received spoof emails from a Gmail account, masked with my name, asking for their urgent assistance.  

These emails did not originate from me and were fraudulent.

I am sending this message through as many social media channels as I can to alert as many FICPI members as possible of this illegal activity.
Please ignore any messages of this kind that you may receive and under no circumstance act on its contents or engage with the scammer.

I copy below a sample of the kind of email received for your reference:

 From: Roberto Pistolesi <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 11:54 AM
To: ...
Subject: FICPI

How are you doing Today? Please can you help the association with something today? Let me know so I can send you some more information.

Dott. Roberto Pistolesi 


Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience. 

If you have been affected, please contact me directly through my FICPI profile.

FICPI officers will never ask colleagues for personal assistance in the name of FICPI. If in doubt, please always contact the person using known contact details. 

Roberto Pistolesi 
FICPI President