Our executive vice president Kimberly Eng Lee recently received an email which purportedly came from our president, Sigrid Pinsky.
Here’s what the email looked like:
From: Sigrid Pinsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: February 5, 2019 at 6:49:38 AM PST
Subject: Hi Kimberly
Are you available at the moment?The board need some gift cards for donation….can you get some today?If Yes Kindly get back to me quickYou will surely be reimbursedThanksSigrid
- the reply-to address email@example.com is not an email address we recognise
- the subject was personal, referring to our correctly VP by her first name
- it was “signed” correctly with our president’s first name
- it was asking for gift cards
It seems quite a bit of research went into this phishing scam. Please be careful with these types of emails.