Important message from:
Fraudulent Emails and attachments
Fraud is on the increase. There have been so many emails that we have seen in Women’s Council over the last few years. How can we stop it? It is my belief that unfortunately we cannot.
What can we do then? We can educate ourselves. Know what we are looking for in emails. Know what not to open or left click. Knowing, just like the IRS, that Microsoft does not call you to let you know you have a problem with your computer. All of these can help.
Firstly, here is the link that the National Women’s Council recently sent out regarding a recent phishing scam that included an attachment http://www.wcr.org/about-us/econnect-newsletter/2016/september/scams/. This article has some great information. Please share it with your team.
Here is a recent email that our very own 2018 Treasurer received supposedly from President Cheryl just a couple of days ago…
I have highlighted just a couple of things for you to watch for. The “from” email address is the first thing to look for, in your business, in personal and in Women’s Council emails. Always cross reference to verify that the email address is really the one that the email is supposedly from. Secondly, if in doubt, call or forward the email (without clicking on any attachments) to your president or the person who supposedly sent it to you to verify if they did indeed send it.
I personally received an email last week, supposedly from National Women’s Council, where the “from” made no sense to me and I forwarded the email to National without opening the attachment or “click here” instruction and asked if it was from them. The response I received was almost immediate, that indeed no it was not from them and they sent the link that we have included in this article.
Here’s to keeping us all safe from these phishers! Fiona