E-Flash No 30 - 16 August 2011

WARNING: Imposter sending spam emails posing as FIATA Secretariat

We ask our Members to be aware of an imposter posing as the FIATA Secretariat sending spam emails to our Members requesting payment and bank details. If you have received this email, be aware that this email was not sent by the FIATA Secretariat and should be discarded immediately.

Key signs to look out for when receiving this email

  • The email address commonly used is FIATA SECRETARIAT fiata.secretariat@who-needs-spam.gmail.com. This is a Gmail account and FIATA does not have any staff members operating under a Gmail account.
  • The email uses generic introductory statement such as “Dear Sirs” or “Dear Madame” followed by a claim that you have an outstanding debt and should provide banking details in order to settle your debt. Do not provide your banking detail.
  • At the bottom of the message, the email signs off by listing Rene Zimmerman as FIATA Finance. This email was not sent by Rene Zimmerman and he does not hold the post of FIATA Finance.

If any of these signs are evident in an email you have received or may receive, please discard the email as it is not an email from the FIATA Secretariat.

16 August 2011

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