Phishing Email Scams Hitting Amateurs in the Region

A series of phishing email scams targeting amateurs have been showing up across the region. These schemes involve persuading the intended victim to purchase gift cards on behalf of a known acquaintance.  Assistant Section Manager Phil Temples, K9HI, received one such message this afternoon purporting to be from a Western MA section staff member asking, “I was wondering if i can get a quick favor from you. Is there any grocery store around you?” PART of Westford club president George Allison, K1IG, wrote to the PART membership: “Emails are being sent from bogus ham email addresses to the PART website …

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