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E-mails Asking for Personal Information Are Not from ARRL

06/22/2010

We have received several reports from ARRL members with arrl.net e-mail accounts who have recently been contacted via e-mail asking for personal information, such as user names and passwords. Please be assured that these e-mails are fraudulent attempts at “phishing” and did not originate from ARRL. “This is a very crude attempt at phishing, using an easily determined spoof of the originating/return address,” said ARRL Chief Financial Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY. “There is never a time when we would ask via mass e-mail for user names and passwords of arrl.net users. There is simply no need to ever do so.” If you receive an e-mail asking for personal information and it looks like it originated from ARRL, please do not respond, just delete it.

 



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