Safe Nest Warns Public about Phishing Email Scam
Fox5vegas.com reported on 11th March, 2014 stating that Safe Nest is alerting public to be wary of a phishing email scam purported to be from southern Nevada Nonprofit agency.
According to Safe nest, the unsolicited email requests the recipient to click on a link which directs the person to fill up a form for contacting a participant at the agency.
The phishing email try to sound genuine and legitimate by including some original content like informing the recipient that it has been serving Southern Nevada since 1977, it has devoted entirely to issues of domestic violence and it has concentrated in four areas of service: shelter, counseling, advocacy and prevention.
Safe Nest claimed that it never contacts anyone to participate in its programs.
Safenest.org published news on 11th March, 2014 quoting the comment on the unfortunate campaign by Lisa Lynn Chapman, JD, Director of Community Relations of Safe Nest as "This is very disturbing on many levels. Our entire program is based on confidentiality and Safe Nest does not release the names of our clients nor do we solicit personal information from anyone related to our clients."
Safe Nest was not hacked and no information of client was compromised.
Actually, this phishing email scam was sent from firstname.lastname@example.org targeting personal information of the recipient. This email is not affiliated to Safe nest in any way.
NGOs must be empowered enough to laugh and ignore such phishing emails to avoid being exploited by phishers who launch such notorious phishing email campaigns.
NGOs, like Safe Nest, should never reply to unsolicited emails that offer help or invitations: When you get phishing emails offering contributions or invitations to worldwide conferences, you must do some online research about it for your own personal satisfaction. Moreover, you should never respond to these emails even if you want to emit your anger on them as it has been seen that if you reply to such messages, you invite more spam. Experts feel that this is because when other Internet scammers come to recognize that you have replied to a phishing email, they will overflow you with more such phishing messages.
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