Notice: Beware of 'spoofed' emails which falsely appear to come from CARILEC
The Secretariat has taken note of an alarming increase in reported incidents of 'spoofed' emails--messages which appear to come from CARILEC personnel but actually originate from elsewhere. It is a practice normally used in conjunction with phishing (a cybercrime in which targets are contacted by email, telephone or text message by someone posing as a legitimate person or institution, in order to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking and credit card details, and passwords) and spam campaigns.
The Secretariat wishes to advise our members and business associates, to be vigilant and mindful of any questionable emails purporting to be CARILEC correspondence, and in particular those requesting the submission of information or downloading of attachments of any kind. Should you have any concerns about correspondence which you receive in the name or from the email address of a CARILEC staff member, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat directly in order to verify the email’s origin and contents.
Cletus Bertin (Ph.D.)