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. (michaelsddavies@gmail.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 helpdesk@protego.com.

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.

Best regards

Andre Ess