Email Correspondence Maintenance 

In general practice, when sending your section newsletter emails, or any all member email blasts, please remember to use the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) when entering the “send to” information. This will keep your email tidy, along with keeping all recipient’s email addresses private.

Phishing Scam Awareness

EMAIL SCAM ALERT: 

Some CWEA sections have made us aware of an email Phishing attack that has been targeted against some CWEA members appearing to come from its Tri-State Committee Chair, Lee Boyer. 

Below is an email that was targeted. Thankfully, they were able to recognize this as a scam and did not transfer any funds. We are sharing this message with CWEA leaders and all members to ensure they do not fall for these kinds of attacks.


EMAIL 1:
SUBJECT: Favor
Can I ask you for some assistance?
Thank you,

Lee Boyer
Tri-State Seminar Vice-Chair


EMAIL 2 (response to email 1):
I am having such a frustrating ordeal right now. I need to make an urgent deposit to Doctor, but I’m out of town until Next Weekend.This deposit is for my Sister who has an inflamed gall bladder. She’s having a surgery today, because her condition now is very serious. I need your assistance, please I need you to help me make this payment,I’ll reimburse you once I get back next week, I promise!

Please let me know if I can count on you.
Lee


We are making you aware so that if something ever looks suspicious in an email, it’s likely spam. In this case, the scammer was posing as Lee Boyer, Tri-State Seminar Vice Chair. The email address was from “CORBSnews” with Lee’s [email protected] address. The actual address it points to is: [email protected] Please do not open or reply to these or any suspicious emails. Best to call the person to find out, or start a new email to their actual email address asking if they are reaching out to you.

Here is some additional information on phishing scams.

https://www.knowbe4.com/phishing