Recently, several concerned IGA members received fake emails from IGA Board Officers. We care about our members and want to protect you from these “phishing” attempts.
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to get personal information from you.
The most common message we have seen is a “spoofed email.” The message claims to be from someone at IGA but provides false and misleading information. Typically, the email claims to be urgent, asks for help with a problem, and wants you to respond by email. Here is an example of what we have seen.
If you suspect an email you have received is suspicious, hover your cursor on the sender’s name. In this case, Beth Miller and the sender’s email will show as in the example below. If you do not recognize the sender’s email address, it is most probably a phishing attempt.
This email is not from Beth. The email address is clearly wrong. Additionally, members of the IGA Board will never ask you for money. We send out reminders for members to renew their memberships, but we will not solicit money from you directly.
If you are ever in doubt about an email, then please contact Christian De Vries directly. Our contact information is located on the bottom of every page on the IGA website, and most responses will be within 24 hours. If you have received phishing emails from people pretending to be an IGA Board member, please send us copies of these fake emails so we can look for new patterns and help with potentially prosecuting the perpetrators in the future.
International Goat Association
12709 Grassy Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210 USA
We have moved the IGA Board, Regional Directors’, and Country Representatives’ emails into the website’s MEMBERS section to prevent further phishing attempts. Only paid members of IGA will have access to this information.
Tips you can use to avoid phishing and other scams:
We hope that this information is helpful.
Wishing you the best for 2021 and beyond,
The IGA team
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.