September 26th, 2023
Dear District 53 Members,
As you may or may not have heard there was a phishing attempt made against me that affected the senior team.
Someone posed as me from two outside email accounts and asked the leaders to respond when it was a good time to chat. If they responded to the email they were asked to go and purchase gift cards for a secret recognition program. Once I was notified of this senior team members were notified to not respond and delete the emails. We thought that was the end of it.
A few days later some of our clubs’ executive committee members received the same email this time with the hackers posing as the club’s president. The emails appeared to be coming from them through Free Toast Host. We have notified them of this. To date we are not aware of any one purchasing any tickets. We took these attempts very seriously and made attempts to contact all club presidents so that they could share with their members.
We are not stopping there. District 53 will be holding a Cyber Security Fraud Workshop on Wed. Oct 4th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The link to the meeting can be found on the district 53 Website on the front page under Recognizing Cyber Fraud Workshop.
You can never be too safe.
Let me also remind you that the International Dues deadline is fast approaching on September 30, 2023.
Thank you for all you do.
Patti Walter, DTM
District 53 Director 2023-2024