External Sender Disclaimer

We are seeing an alarming rise in the number of scams involving hackers duping users into believing they, the hacker, are a coworker, CEO or trusted partner. They accomplish this by sending emails that modify the display name to look like it is coming from a credible source.

To help minimize the risk of falling victim to “spoofing” scams, HubWise is strongly recommending implementing the use of visual indicators.  This is a signal that will alert users to messages that originated from an email address outside of their organization.

Usually in these scams, the display name of the email address APPEARS to be from a user in the organization.  In reality, the actual email address attached to it is from an external source (Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). A visual indicator helps users identify the hoax before action is taken lessening the risk of falling victim to the scam.

If an email alleges to be an internal email from the CEO, a visual indicator warns users that the email is not from the matching account. This gives the recipient pause before acting and allows time to verify the authenticity of the email.

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