Caution: Phishing Affecting Non-Profit Societies
Recently, there has been a surge in phishing emails impersonating IAPD Board members and Executives. In a concerning trend, such phishing attempts are not unique and have been observed across numerous non-profit societies. The public availability of board members’ names on society websites makes them particularly vulnerable targets. These fraudulent messages aim to deceive you into sharing sensitive information.
To protect yourself:
- Verify Senders: Always double-check the sender’s email address. Legitimate IAPD communications come from official IAPD domains, like iapdworld.org.
- Spot Warning Signs: Be cautious of unsolicited emails asking for personal or financial details. Watch for spelling errors, generic greetings, and urgent requests. Our volunteers will never reach out to you requesting sensitive information.
- Avoid Suspicious Links: Do not click on links or download attachments in unexpected emails. Hover over links to verify web addresses.
- Confirm Emails: If in doubt, contact the IAPD through official channels to verify an email’s authenticity.
Your vigilance is crucial in safeguarding your information and our community’s security. Remember, we never request sensitive data via email.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the IAPD.