16 Jan SCAM EMAILS
We recently became aware that some residents received an email purporting to be from Rose Krasnow, FHA President, asking for gift cards or money to help feed veterans. Rest assured neither Rose nor any other Board member would ever use their position to solicit funds for an outside cause. If you receive an email purporting to be from Rose or another Board member, and have any doubt about its authenticity, send a separate email (not a reply to the original email) and ask about it. Other signs of scams to be alert for include:
- An unknown sender address – in some cases the sender can “spoof” a real address, but hovering your cursor over it on a laptop or desktop computer reveals the actual address;
- Asking you to do something on an urgent basis, or to do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do;
- Asking you to send gift cards somewhere – these cannot be called back once sent;
- Asking you for money, bank account or personal information;
- Asking you to click a link or attachment, or call a return number – don’t.
If an email purports to be from a company you have an account with such as Amazon or your bank, log in to your account over the internet rather than using any links or contact data in the email.