Engineers and Geoscientists BC, along with many other organizations, is seeing a high volume of email phishing attempts. Phishing occurs when an unknown individual or group sends an email pretending to be a trusted organization, in an attempt to trick the recipient into taking a particular action (such as opening an attachment or clicking on a link).
We would like to remind association members to be cautious and contact us if they have any doubts about the authenticity of an email that appears to have been sent by Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
The security of our members’ personal information is of critical importance; members’ email addresses are never made public, unless a member has requested that they be listed in one of our specialized directories for Discrete Scope Projects, Professionals for Sewerage System Regulation, or OQM Certified Organizations. These directories are provided as a business development service to our members for the purpose of connecting members of the public with engineering and geoscience professionals.
The association will continue to investigate long-term solutions that will make it harder for automated bots to collect email addresses from publicly available directories. In the meantime, members who are listed in one of these directories can have their email address or listing removed by contacting [email protected].
If you are suspicious about the authenticity of an email you receive that appears to be from Engineers and Geoscientists BC, please contact [email protected].