It has come to our attention that some scammers are sending out emails that appear to be coming from the EQUIP President asking for assistance.
At no time, neither EQUIP or any EQUIP Executive Board members will ask for direct money transfers, or other sensitive information (personal information, passwords, credit card or bank account numbers) by email.
Due to the technical nature of email delivery, it is relatively simple to make an email look similar to the email address of another, by making subtle spelling changes they may also use a persons name or position with a completely new email domain.
Technically, it is not completely possible to prevent these kinds of attacks. Therefore, it is best practice to have high general awareness, use common sense and good judgment to just ignore these emails. When in doubt, avoid replying to these emails, and they are best deleted.
These attempts are not an indication that our systems have been compromised, all our systems are running securely. It appears that the attackers are using the publicly available email addresses to conduct these attacks.
You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any enquiries.
EQUIP Executive Board
Published on 6 October 2023.