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Email Security Enhancement

10.16.20

Every year the unsuspecting public loses millions of its hard-earned dollars to phishing. The FBI estimates that phishing cost Americans nearly $30 million in 2017 alone.  On Friday evening we added an enhancement to our email security to help prevent fraud and phishing.

Phishing is defined as “the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing, instant messaging, and text messaging, phishing often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site.

Any emails you receive from senders outside of Weifield will now have a header and warning:

When you receive an email with this notification, please ensure you trust the sender before opening any attachments or clicking on any links in the email.  Additionally, if you receive an email with this warning from someone saying they are an employee, you can be confident this is fraud and delete the email without replying.  Replying will validate to the sender that they have a recipient within the company and there is a higher probability of them succeeding.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like someone to check on an email please reach out to support@weifieldgroup.com.