Be Aware of New Phishing Email

The MDA has learned that another phishing email is currently circulating supposedly from MDA Executive Director Karen Burgess either asking “Do you have a moment?” or asking the recipient to purchase gift gards. This is not legitimate and should be deleted immediately. The email uses a sending email address that is clearly not from the Michigan Dental Association.

If you receive this email, please delete the message immediately.

As a friendly reminder, there’s nothing the MDA can do about email phishing and spoofing. Remember that spoofing and phishing emails are generally easy to spot. Generally look for the following:

  • The sender’s email address doesn’t match the sending address.
  • The email involves requests for money transfers or to download a file.
  • An out of the ordinary call to action (i.e., gift card purchasing)
  • The message contains poor grammar or is oddly written.
  • The message contains distorted graphics.

Again if you receive such a message, you should delete it immediately.