Beware of Phishing Email Attempts

Posted on July 5, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is reminding members to be vigilant about suspicious emails after a small number of members recently received an unusual email that appeared to be from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The email turned out to be a phishing attempt.

A “phishing” email is when an unknown individual or group sends an email pretending to be a trusted person or organization. The email tries to trick the recipient into opening attachments, clicking on links, or providing login or password information. Some phishing emails pretend to be from organizations such as banks or the government, and try to coax important information (such as bank login information) from their recipients. That’s why phishing attempts can sometimes have serious consequences.

While this particular phishing attempt was very limited, it nonetheless gives us the chance to remind members to be cautious about emails sent from trusted organizations, including Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

The association does not provide anyone with email or any other contact information of our members. We guard the privacy of our members very carefully. If you receive an email from any organization that is vague and includes an unusual or unexpected file attachment or link, treat it with caution.

If you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email that appears to be from Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please contact [email protected].

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First published August 9, 2018

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