Email Scams

There has been a large spike in 2018 of reports about email scams and The Salvation Army was also targeted with a number of our users receiving a fake sextortion email in December.  The email claimed to have hacked into their device and recorded intimate recordings of people using porn websites.  The email also threatened to release video to the devices personal contacts unless the victim paid a sum of money.

In some versions of this scam, the subject line also included the victim's password for their online accounts.

If you wish to see further details on this scam, you can follow this link: 

Again, iSG wish to notify our users that should you ever receive emails that don't appear to be "quite right", then let iSG know as soon as possible.  We are able to check this and confirm whether it is a genuine email or not.  If you can log a ticket and attach a copy of the email in the ticket, that is very helpful to us, as we can then check all the details such as links provided and relevant information given (phone numbers etc).  DO NOT click on any links shown, but if you have done so, then contact iSG immediately and notify us of this.

Our spam filters stop many thousands of spam emails but unfortunately some do get through so its important we are all aware of these scams and are careful with how we deal with them.

It is vital that we keep all TSA data secure, and this goes for personal data on personal devices at home as well.  Scammers are getting smarter and slicker and its very important we remain aware of these scams.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping us all safe.

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