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Have you Received a Phishing Email from a “NVMHA Executive”?
Submitted By Amanda Bongard on Friday, January 10, 2020
NVMHA Board members, Coaches and Team Managers have received phishing emails from someone posing as our president asking for purchases to be made on behalf of the board.

Please note that sending emails to request members of the association purchase items on behalf of the Board is not a practice of the board of directors.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is a general term for e-mails, text messages and websites fabricated and sent by criminals and designed to look like they come from well-known and trusted businesses, financial institutions and government agencies in an attempt to collect personal, financial and sensitive information.
(reference: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm)

How can I tell if an email from the board is authentic?

When receiving any emails for requests please be sure to double check the email address has been sent from an authentic board email address.

Some clues include checking the signature at the bottom of the email to ensure it has our Stars logo and correct position names. Also check the reply email address to ensure it matches the directory found on our website.

NVMHA and it's Board of Directors are not responsible for any consequences as a result of a phishing incident.

For further information on phishing and how you can protect yourself, please visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/phishing-eng.htm
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