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Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit remote workers, vulnerable populations and others with increased online scams to extract personal and financial information.  These scams may be sent through email, text, and social media.  These communications may appear to be from legitimate individuals and organizations, as cybercriminals often try to imitate someone you trust.

The MSBA would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the MSBA, including its volunteer leaders and staff, do not send emails soliciting gift, gift cards, or money.   It is very important that if you receive an email from the MSBA, its volunteer leaders or staff, that you verify the email address is from  If you are unsure of whether an email that appears to be from the MSBA is legitimate, please contact our membership team at or reach us at

For additional resources on cybersecurity and how to avoid online scams, please visit or