To Our Valued Customer,
Amvic would like to remind you to remain vigilant regarding emails
and requests for sensitive information and banking information. There are many
spam and phishing emails trying to exploit the systems we all have in
As a reminder:
- If you are ever told by Amvic or any supplier they have changed their
banking information ALWAYS verify by other means such as a phone call
to the company or company rep. Call the number or person that you
know, not the phone number at the bottom of the email which may be fake.
- Chances are if you receive an unsolicited email from an institution that
provides a link or attachment and asks you to provide sensitive
information, it’s a scam. Most companies will not send you an email
asking for passwords, credit card information, or credit scores, nor will they
send you a link from which you need to log in.
- Always provide credit card information via phone and not via email.
Or call our accounts receivable department at 416-410-5674 ex 134
- Don’t just check the name of the person sending you the email. Check
their email address by hovering your mouse over the ‘from’ address.
- Make sure no alterations (like additional numbers or letters) have been
made. Check out the difference between these two email addresses as
an example of altered emails: firstname.lastname@example.org@paypal23.com Just remember,
this isn’t a foolproof method. Sometimes companies make use of unique
or varied domains to send emails, and some smaller companies use third-party
- It doesn’t matter if you have the most secure security system in the world.
It takes only one untrained employee to be fooled by a phishing attack and
give away the data you’ve worked so hard to protect. Make sure both you
and your employees understand these specific email phishing examples
and all of the telltale signs of a phishing attempt.