"Misdirected" Email & SPAM Alert
- Written by Karen Downs
Some of you may have been receiving email that is addressed to a different MacNexus member. This is not a misdirection in our email system ... it is an email that includes one member's address in the "To:" field and more addresses hidden in the "bcc:" field. This is a common and accepted practice when sending legitimate email to groups so that private email addresses are not divulged to other group members; often, in that case, the person sending the email will put their own address in the "To:" field.
However, it is also a practice used by SPAMMERS. Today (June 19) several MacNexus members received an email from "UPS" that was addressed to another MacNexus member. It claimed they were unable to deliver a package, and to please click on a link to print the invoice and arrange pickup. DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THESE EMAILS, INCLUDING A LINK TO UNSUBSCRIBE!
UPS has been targeted by SPAMMERS, there have been several fraudulent emails recently claiming to be from UPS. Click here to see what UPS says about it on their website.
Be safe! Don't click on a link in an email unless you know for sure who it came from.