Reminder: Don’t open suspicious email and release any personal information
Some members have reported receiving a suspicious email which was sent under Federation’s name. We would like to clarify that the email was NOT sent by the Federation Secretariat. Please help to disseminate the message to your members.
Members may also make reference to the following measures on handling suspicious email:
- Do not share your username and password to anyone. We will NEVER ask you to provide this information.
- Do not open any files attached to an email or click on any link in the email or Instant Messaging from an unknown, suspicious or untrustworthy source
- Do not open any files attached to an email or click on any link in the email or Instant Messaging unless you know what it is, even if it appears to come from a clear friend or someone you know. Some viruses can replicate themselves and spread through email or Instant Messaging.
- Do not open any files attached to an email or Instant Messaging or click on any link in the email or Instant Messaging if the subject line is questionable or unexpected.
- When in doubt, always err on the side of caution and do not open, download, or execute any files or email or Instant Messaging attachments. Not executing is the most important of these caveats.
Please rest assured that the Secretariat would step up the work on safeguarding data security. If you believe you've received a phishing email, don’t respond and don’t click on any links or open any attachments. Simply forward the entire email to firstname.lastname@example.org and delete it.