Recently one of our SRM Sections was the target of an attempted Phishing scam. A Section Secretary received an email which appeared to come from the Section President requesting that a transfer of funds to a bank account in Texas be made. While the email APPEARED to be sent from the Section President (had his name in the “From”) the actual email address was an unrelated gmail e-mail address.
PLEASE be suspicious of ANY e-mail asking for money EVEN if it APPEARS to be from someone you know! Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated at making their emails appear to be legitimate. In this case, they were able to identify the Section President and Secretary, and know that they might have enough financial control to make a transfer if they fell for the scam.
Below are a few sites that you may find helpful if you suspect any suspicious activity.