Gone Phishing

By Jerry Rousseau

It’s June 5 and in the last few days, I’ve received multiple reports from WCTA members of phishing scams.  If you don’t know what these are, you might be part of the problem😀!

Phishing is when some form of bad actor sends an email asking for your personal or banking information, possibly offering you a couple million euros in return.  It can also take the form of offering something you may want and can’t find anywhere else – in this case, scammers are offering to sell our member contact list. 
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 -------- Original message --------
From: Lily Wilson <lily@listdigital.live> 
Date: 2024-06-04 9:37 p.m. (GMT-08:00) 
To: xxx 

Subject: Shaw 

Hi Shaw,

I'm checking in to be see sure you want to get the Registrants/Member List. 

•            The Western Canada Turfgrass Association ( Kelowna , BC , Canada , 2024 )
•            1,000+ Contacts

I'm waiting for your response so I can let you know the cost & more details.

Regards,

Lily – Business Executive
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There are a couple variations of this email but do not be fooled, this is a phishing scam!

The funny thing is there’s no need for a third party to be involved – if you’re interested in getting your paws on the WCTA contact list, all you need to do is join the association and we will send you a copy of our member directory along with industry supplier and service provider listings. 

Here’s a link to our member value proposition outlining this and all our member benefits:

https://www.wcta-online.com/membership 

 Any further questions?

All the best throughout the 2024 season!