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"Spoofed" or "faked" e-mail messages are hitting many CMwD lists and people lately. The most recent looks like it's from our CMwD Board President Rev. Brian Covell.

It's a spoof/hoax. Delete delete delete and ignore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

spoof-spam-maskEventually we all may see these, they're so common lately. It's the e-mail from a friend that says they're stranded and in need of money. Or perhaps there is only an e-mail link and you're pretty darn sure your friend wouldn't send you a link without some kind of note. DON'T reply, as the reply-to often is not even the presumed sender's actual address.

These are common e-mail "spoofs." A "spoof" is defined as an email that LOOKS Like it came from one address, when it really didn't. Google has a good explanation that inlcudes advice on how to keep your e-mail account secure, and what to look for to see whether your account has been compromised or just spoofed: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=50200.

If you're ever in doubt about something coming from a CMwD colleague, please feel free to contact us and we can help look into the matter. -- Gretchen