Companies are sending emails informing members of the IDA community that the 2020 Annual IDA Reading, Literacy and Learning conference is cancelled and/or offering to sell the pre-registered attendee contact list at a discounted rate. Neither of these statements are true, nor has IDA authorized any such statements be sent on our behalf.
What should you do if you receive these emails?
- Do not click on any links in the email.
- Do not open any attachments included in the email.
- Do not respond to the email.
- Utilize your email provider’s SPAM/Junk Mail tools to report the message as SPAM.
- Block the sender and/or their domain (this ensures that their emails no longer enter our inbox).
- Report the email to your local government State consumer protection office – https://www.usa.gov/state-consumer
- Forward the email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at email@example.com.
- Report the phishing attack to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. Tagged with: cyber security, phishing, scam.
Here are some other helpful sites:
- Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency – https://us-cert.cisa.gov/report-phishing
- FBI SCAMS and Safety – https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/on-the-internet
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the IDA Meetings and Events Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and continued support of IDA.
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