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Phishing is a type of online scam where criminals send an email that appears to be from a legitimate company and may ask you to provide sensitive information.  They may also ask for the recipient to take some sort of action, such as purchasing gift cards.  Phishing emails are on the rise and are becoming more sophisticated.

Recently a few members reported receiving suspicious emails from someone impersonating our MSBA President, Dana Williams.  If you receive an email that appears out of the ordinary, before taking action or responding to the email, carefully inspect the “From” address to ensure it is a legitimate email address associated with the sender.  If it’s not, mark it as spam and delete.

For more information about how to identifying phishing scams, please take a moment to review this article:  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams