[NABS-L] National Federation of the Blind Warns Members ABout Phishing Scams using The Organization’s Name - The Blind Advocate
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National Federation of the Blind Warns Members ABout Phishing Scams using The Organization’s Name
The Blind Advocate October 22, 2019
Updated: 9:39 PM, Tuesday, October 22, 2019
United States: The National Federation of the Blind, (NFB), is warning its members to be on a look out for a phishing scam that is using the organization’s name.
In an email sent to the NFBNET-Members-List, members of the National Federation of the Blind have been receiving reports that third-parties are trying to sell attendee lists for their state conventions and other federation events.
Below, you will find the email that was sent to the NFBNET-Members-List. You can also click here to view the message, (opens in new tab/window).
From: David Andrews via NFBNet-Members-List <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 9:02 PM
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Pfishing Scams Using the Name of the National Federation of the Blind
To: <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Members of the National Federation of the Blind have been receiving reports of third parties trying to sell attendee lists for our state conventions and other Federation events. The National Federation of the Blind and its affiliates never sell member, attendee, or sponsor/exhibitor data in any way. These messages are not legitimate and should not be responded to or interacted with in any way. You may also receive email messages from a third-party about helping with booking flights, hotels, rental cars, and other items related to state conventions or other Federation events. In most, if not all, cases these email messages are not legitimate either. Any third-party reaching out about these solicitations should be confirmed with your state affiliate president or Federation event coordinator before you have any interaction with these third-parties. The issues described above are becoming more of an occurrence with all conventions and trade shows in recent years. Please be vigilant when reviewing any emails like these. If you do receive emails like these claiming to be from the National Federation of the Blind or one of our affiliates or leaders, please forward them to email issues at nfb.org. This mailbox will be used for reporting purposes only, no support. With this we can monitor what types of illegitimate emails are falsely using the Federation’s name and targeting our membership.
Mark A. Riccobono
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Armando L. Vias
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