Dear all Ameta customers,
Recent news regarding Western Union brought Ameta's attention to email safety.
We would like to share with you and remind you of being cautious about email scams.
Remittance giant Western Union has been fined $586 million after admitting to money laundering and supporting fraudulent wire transfers. The penalty of $586 million will be used as a refund for the victims of the crimes.
About Message Scams:
Be aware of messages saying that Ameta notices you won a prize (such as a gift card) or a contest you are sure you never entered. These are usually fraudulent messages attempting to get you to respond back and provide personal information, or persuade you to click on a link which can load malicious software onto your device.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Anyone from Ameta will never send out email asking you about sensitive security questions such as but not limited to, account number, PIN, password or any other personal information, we will not ask you provide us your credit card number through email. If we receive your email order but ship to different address rather than your address in file, we will use second way to contact you to confirm the order.
Ameta all members never use "wetransfer". Whenever you receive an email asking you to download the file via wetransfer, be careful!
The following message is from RCMP website:
How to prevent
- Be suspicious of any e-mail or text message containing urgent requests for personal or financial information (financial institutions and credit card companies normally will not use e-mail to confirm an existing client's information).
- Contact the organization by using a telephone number from a credible source such as a phone book or a bill.
- Never e-mail personal or financial information.
- Avoid embedded links in an e-mail claiming to bring you to a secure site.
- Get in the habit of looking at a website's address line and verify if it displays something different from the address mentioned in the email.
- Regularly update your computer protection with anti-virus software, spyware filters, e-mail filters and firewall programs.
- A number of legitimate companies and financial institutions that have been targeted by phishing schemes have published contact information for reporting possible phishing e-mails as well as online notices about how their customers can recognize and protect themselves from phishing.
- Regularly check your bank, credit and debit card statements to ensure that all transactions are legitimate.
Thank you for your attention and have a great day.
Ameta International Co. Ltd.