[Nfbnet-members-list] Pfishing Scams Using the Name of the National Federation of the Blind

David Andrews dandrews920 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 18 00:54:14 UTC 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Members of the National Federation of the Blind have been receiving 
reports of third parties trying to sell attendee lists for our state 
conventions and other Federation events. The National Federation of 
the Blind and its affiliates never sell member, attendee, or 
sponsor/exhibitor  data in any way. These messages are not legitimate 
and should not be responded to or interacted with in any way.

You may also receive email messages from a third party about helping 
with booking flights, hotels, rental cars, and other items related to 
state conventions or other Federation events. In most, if not all, 
cases these email messages are not legitimate either. Any third party 
reaching out about these solicitations should be confirmed with your 
state affiliate president or Federation event coordinator before you 
have any interaction with these third parties.

The issues described above are becoming more of an occurrence with 
all conventions and trade shows in recent years. Please be vigilant 
when reviewing any emails like these. If you do receive emails like 
these claiming to be from the National Federation of the Blind or one 
of our affiliates or leaders, please forward them to email 
issues at nfb.org. This mailbox will be used for reporting purposes 
only, no support. With this we can monitor what types of illegitimate 
emails are falsely using the Federation's name and targeting our membership.


Mark A. Riccobono

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