We have received reports from some RAC members that they have experienced recent phishing attacks. If you receive a phishing scam emails like the ones shown below, please do not click the link in the emails: it could lead you to a different site, not the one depicted in the original email itself.
The Radio Amateurs of Canada runs spam filters on the email forwarding system it uses for its members but we cannot block everything. There is a fine line between turning up the level of blocking and having no mail flow at all based on what goes through the RAC forwarder system.
Fraudulent emails such as these are typically sent to obtain personal and private financial information. They ask for confidential information such as your account username, account number and email password. This applies to any email or attachment that you are unaware of the content. It can come from someone you even know, if the address has been spoofed.
DELETE FRAUDULENT EMAILS IMMEDIATELY, DO NOT OPEN THE LINK OR CLICK THE REVIEW DOCUMENT OR ATTACHMENTS.
Recent Reported Phishing Activity:
Posted June 12, 2017
From:Sender Name via DocuSign
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:53 AM
Posted February 7, 2017
Dear rac.ca email service user,
We acknowledge receipt of your request to close your <call sign>@rac.ca mailbox. Content includes an indication to shut down your RAC email account in 72 hours. The email also requests that you complete a form to continue your <call sign>@rac.ca account.
NOTE TO OUR MEMBERS:
Radio Amateurs of Canada does not send out mail signed by the general rac.ca Email Account Service. We always sign our correspondence with the names and titles of a legitimate RAC officer (like the one shown at the end of this message) or the RAC Office Coordinator.
We also indicate if the message comes from our subscriber service such as our MailChimp, or eton.ca which provides opting out methods.
Paul Burggraaf, VE3PRB
RAC Chief Information and Technology Officer