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locked SCAM REMINDER- They are at it again.


Bill Craft
 

Gift card scam

The gift card scam lures members into buying gift cards through spoofed text messages and emails. It begins with a short conversational message such as “Are you there?” that appears to be from a SARC officer or member, but is actually sent from the scammer’s email account. If the recipient responds, the scammer will reply, and the conversation quickly turns into a request to purchase gift cards.

Any time an unsolicited email conversation turns into a request to purchase gift cards, it is a scam. If this happens, discontinue the conversation and delete the message. You can also protect yourself from this scam by carefully examining the sender’s email address. If it differs from the sender’s normal address, stop and delete the message. If unsure, contact the webmaster. 

Remember, no club officer will email you with a request to buy gift cards, credit cards, money orders or iTunes cards, etc.


Jack Bannin/N5JLB <kg5zok@...>
 

I get one of these about twice per month.
Someone really has it in for Rosendo. LOL!

Jack


Paul Guido
 

Can you change all of the email addresses on the web site and in the bulletin to images.  So copy the image of the address in jpg or other format and paste it where the text goes.  

This will make it very hard for bad actors to screen scrape the data for their Databases. And that will slow them down a lot. 

Paul

On Nov 14, 2020, at 6:56 PM, Bill Craft <billc851@...> wrote:

Gift card scam

The gift card scam lures members into buying gift cards through spoofed text messages and emails. It begins with a short conversational message such as “Are you there?” that appears to be from a SARC officer or member, but is actually sent from the scammer’s email account. If the recipient responds, the scammer will reply, and the conversation quickly turns into a request to purchase gift cards.

Any time an unsolicited email conversation turns into a request to purchase gift cards, it is a scam. If this happens, discontinue the conversation and delete the message. You can also protect yourself from this scam by carefully examining the sender’s email address. If it differs from the sender’s normal address, stop and delete the message. If unsure, contact the webmaster. 

Remember, no club officer will email you with a request to buy gift cards, credit cards, money orders or iTunes cards, etc.


Bill Craft
 

Leadership page has been changed with a more responsive solution. Graphics don't often scale correctly and user has to read and retype email. I made it more user friendly with popup forms.
Also some hackers have already figured out how to get around email in graphic, they use OCR and get it anyway.