Phishing is a scam where fraudulent emails are sent to people in an attempt to trick them into revealing personal or financial information.

There appears to have been an increase in such emails targeting non-profit organisations such as patient associations. Today we have been notified of a number of emails being received that claimed to have been sent by a member of the IBE Executive Committee.

These emails are fraudulent and have nothing to do with IBE.

When dealing with uninvited contacts from people or businesses, whether it’s over the phone, by mail, email, in person or on a social networking site, always consider the possibility that the approach may be a scam.

How to identify a phishing email