April 16, 2013
I am sure you are aware of the horrible tragedy that struck the city of Boston during the final hours of the Boston Marathon. While our hearts are with the victims and their families, we understand that every American is feeling the shockwaves, and we would like to offer our services and assistance not only to our clients, but also to anyone who has been affected by this senseless act of violence. If there is anything we can do for you or someone you know, please reach out to us. At this time, we certainly echo the words of the President: 'Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. We are supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward. We will be with them every step of the way.'
We also believe it is prudent to warn you that many scams exploit terrible tragedies like this. Beware of e-mails claiming to be from humanitarian relief organizations asking you to provide confidential information or to make a charity donation. Here are a few recommendations you can follow to protect yourself from scams.
- Never reply to phishing e-mails.
- Delete all suspected spam from your mailbox.
- Remember, legitimate organizations and government agencies will never ask you to provide confidential information via e-mail.
- Do not open e-mails from unknown senders.
- Do not click on attachments or hyperlinks within e-mails from unknown senders.
- Be wary of e-mails promising gifts or money in exchange for participating in surveys or by providing confidential information.
- Investigate all charities or donation requests thoroughly before sending any money.
You can participate in helping to stop these kinds of scams by sharing this information with your family, friends, and co-workers.
As always, we are committed to protecting you and those you love. Please contact our office if you need anything at all.