They’re at it again – looks like another scam email is making the rounds.
At first this looked like another email “spoof” – but it’s not even that clever. Spoofing is when a spammer sends out emails using your email address in the From: field. The idea is to make it seem like the message is from you – in order to trick people into opening it. This one doesn’t show my name anywhere, and doesn’t even get the Association’s domain correct. In any case, it’s definitely a scam. Don’t click any links, just delete it!
When in doubt, if an email from EMDA looks at all suspicious, just call or send an email to me.
Here’s the text from the current scam:
From: Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association <firstname.lastname@example.org> No one at EMDA by this name, and it’s not our domain either. ANY legitimate email from us will have “EMDA/Patricia A. Collins”
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8:45 AM
Subject: BUSINESS EXPO CONFERENCE!
Dear ALL, EMDA never sends emails addressed like this.
We at Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association appreciate the quality and effectiveness of a good member network.
Our members are an integral part of our value chain.
Therefore, we at Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association are always interested in our dedicated business partners, and in establishing our product portfolio in various countries.
The link below provides a quick access to information about our BUSINESS EXPO CONFERENCE to all active members.
The updates are provided to our members for free, but require you to login directly signing in with your active email user. EMDA members do not have log-ins and the Association does not have any area where an individual log-in is required.
VIEW ONLINE This link goes to some scam site.
This announcement has been uploaded for your kind information through our secure information sharing portal which is linked to your email server. EMDA does not have any member portal
Contact us for more details.
Thanks & Regards,
© 2018 EMDA Apparently this does link to our web site.