Beware of Scam Emails, News (South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association)

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Jun 25, 2024 | Shannon Gardiner | 787 views
Beware of Scam Emails
In recent days, there have been reports of scam emails circulating within our community, targeting members of the South Simcoe Minor Hockey Association. As your trusted organization, we want to ensure that you remain vigilant and informed about these fraudulent activities.

Scammers often attempt to deceive individuals by posing as legitimate entities or organizations (SSMHA Board Members in our case), aiming to obtain sensitive information or financial gain. To help you identify and avoid falling victim to these scams, here are some quick tips:

1. Verify the Sender: Before responding to any email, carefully check the sender's email address. Be wary of any unfamiliar or suspicious addresses.

2. Urgent Requests: Scammers often create a sense of urgency to prompt immediate action. If an email urges you to act quickly or provides a deadline, take a moment to verify the authenticity of the request.

3. Check for Typos and Grammatical Errors: Many scam emails contain spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Pay attention to these details, as they can often indicate fraudulent activity.

4. Avoid Clicking Suspicious Links: Be cautious of clicking on links or attachments within emails, especially if you were not expecting them or if they seem out of context.

5. Request for Personal Information: Legitimate organizations will never ask you to provide sensitive personal or financial information via email. Be cautious of any email requesting such details.

6. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off or too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your instincts and proceed with caution.

At the Innisfil Minor Hockey Association, the safety and security of our members are of the utmost importance. We encourage you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious emails or activities to the appropriate authorities.

Together, we can work to protect our community from falling victim to scams and fraudulent schemes. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 
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