Unfortunately, translators and interpreters who publish their email addresses in accessible online directories and databases can become victims of fraudulent email campaigns and so called spoofing attacks. Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source.
STIBC keeps track of those fraudulent emails and has compiled a list that you can look up to see if a suspicious sender is among them. We thank every member who has contributed to the current list in 2018 and 2019.
Access the list by clicking HERE
To prevent becoming a victim of email spoofing, the following practices should be put into place:
- Keep antimalware software up to date.
- Do not share private or financial information through email.
- Turn spam filters on to the strongest settings, or use tools like Gmail's Priority Inbox.
- Avoid clicking suspicious links or downloading suspicious attachments.
- Never enter sensitive information into links that are not secure.
- Learn how to open and read email headers for signs of email spoofing.
- Conduct reverse IP lookups to verify the real sender.
Please report suspicious emails to our Board Member Luke Yin: [email protected]