Over the past few days, we have received reports of phishing emails designed to appear as though they originate from Fulfillment Fund staff. These malicious emails are being sent in an attempt to steal sensitive personal and financial information.
Fulfillment Fund will never ask for a donation of any kind in order to be considered for a job or to receive any type of support from the organization (including advising, financial aid counseling, internships, workshops, and more).
We take information security very seriously and ask that you also be vigilant in order to prevent fraud and to help protect our common interests.
How to Recognize Phishing Attempts:
It is crucial to remain vigilant and recognize the signs of phishing attempts. Be cautious if you receive emails with the following characteristics:
- Generic Greetings: Phishing emails often use generic greetings like “Dear User” instead of addressing you by your name.
- Urgent Requests: Be suspicious of emails that create a sense of urgency, such as “Immediate Action Required” or “Your Account Will Be Suspended.”
- Unusual Senders: Check the sender’s email address. Phishing emails often use email addresses that look similar to, but not exactly the same as, official Fulfillment Fund addresses, which end with our domain, @fulfillment.org.
- Misspellings and Grammar Issues: Phishing emails may contain misspelled words, awkward phrasing, or grammatical errors.
What to Do if You Receive a Suspicious Email:
If you receive an email that you suspect is a phishing attempt, please follow these steps:
- Do not click any links or download attachments in the email.
- Do not provide any personal or financial information in response to the email.
- If the email appears as if it is from Fulfillment Fund, please let us know via our Contact Us page: https://fulfillment.org/contact-us. This will help us investigate and take appropriate action.
- Delete the email from your inbox.
Security Awareness Information and Tips
- Always assume that it may be a scam.
- Look for identity verification.
- Use complex passwords.
- Add on two-step verification if possible.
- Use private browsers or Incognito mode.
- Update your browser, apps, and operating systems monthly.
- Restart your computer monthly.
We are actively working to address this issue and enhance our security measures. We appreciate your cooperation and vigilance in helping us combat these phishing attempts.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, and please remain cautious when dealing with emails from unfamiliar sources.