Fake PROTEGO® E-Mail Addresses

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 send from the CEO of PROTEGO USA. The reciever was luckily concerned about the US office is contacting him, 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 Mr. Mason. 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. 

So if you answer and you see a different address than the sender’s one, please be aware! 

Please contact our IT-Department if you notice messages like this and forward it to helpdesk@protego.com.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards

Andre Ess