Fraudulent email scams targeting IEEE members
IEEE Region 8 notice of such incidents
Recently, a message from Stephen Welby, the IEEE Executive director, was sent to IEEE members, in order to inform about fraudulent email scams targeting IEEE members. The email is under the title “Important Message to All IEEE Members”.
It has been noticed that in IEEE Region 8, emails have been sent appeared to be from the IEEE Region 8 Director. In case you have received such email, block the email address and delete it, as it might be a phishing attack.
The message from the IEEE Executive Director.
Fellow IEEE members:
I am writing today to update you about a recent increase in fraudulent email scams targeting IEEE members.
These fraudulent email messages have used spoofed addresses to pose as someone known to the recipient. Fraudulent messages often contain personal details about IEEE members drawn from non-IEEE online sources and from social media sites accessible by search engines. These emails attempt to commit financial fraud by exploiting the professionalism and camaraderie among IEEE members. These fraudulent messages often include a request for urgent assistance and will ask the recipient to transfer funds or goods to a third party. I encourage all IEEE members to remain alert to the risk of fraudulent emails and to maintain continued vigilance online.
Please feel free to contact the IEEE IT security team by replying directly to this email if you have any questions, concerns, or need help with this topic.
With best regards,
He is the founder of IEEE Region 8 Today
He has studied Computer Engineering and Informatics and has an MSc in Computer Science. He's also studied Chemical Engineering and has an MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics.
He is currently working as a Software Architect at mcns-services.eu and he is involved in a project from Greek Ministry of Education to maintain the current version and develop the next version of the platform that administers all Greek schools and their the teachers and students (together with exams, grades, wages, days off, faculty etc) .
He is a certified Scrum Master by Scrum.org and Soft Skill Trainer by Erasmus+. He is a graduate of Rutgers Mini-MBA for Engineers He is an IEEE Volt Track 2 graduate.His work experience amongst others includes:
- 10 years as a Freelancer Software Developer been involved in various projects.
- 5 years adjunct lecturer in Technical Educational Institute of Ionian Islands
- 2 years Chief Operations Officer and Quality Assurance Officer in Food industry
- 3 years member of a Conference Management company ( https://www.meetingplanner.gr )
- 5 years on teaching programming languages, algorithms and data structures on pre-University education level.