Beware of fraud attempt with faked e-mails
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
please be aware, that there might be phishing/criminal attempts with fake PROTEGO® E-Mail addresses.
One of our customers/partners received a message, that looks like it was sent from Dr. Michael Davies, CEO of PROTEGO® Germany. The receiver was luckily concerned about the message, so he asked his local PROTEGO® contact, if this message was legit.
Please see screenshots below where I’ll explain how you can check that this message was not from a legit sender:
At first glance you might think it is a legit E-Mail from Dr. Davies. Please be aware that it’s technically possible to fake any e-mail address.
When you hit reply, you will see a completely different address. This is the attackers address. (email@example.com in this case)
So if you answer and you see a different address than the sender’s one, please be aware! Also we will NEVER ask to chat with a “private” e-mail address.
Please contact our IT-Department if you notice messages like this and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about CEO Fraud and Phishing attacks, please see https://www.knowbe4.com/ceo-fraud
Thank you very much in advance.