Several artists have contacted GraphicMama about a new phishing attack, in which scammers are presenting themselves as part of the GraphicMama team. We would like to inform you that these emails have not been sent by a GraphicMama team member and we ask you not to respond to them. Here is more information about the attack and what actions you can take if you receive a similar email.
What is the scam?
The emails are sent from fake email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and other similar ones. They are representing themselves as part of the GraphicMama recruitment team and are currently contacting people about a job opportunity. They arrange and conduct an interview with you, asking for personal information, and then request you to purchase software using Bitcoins.
How to find out if it is a phishing attack?
If you receive a similar or another suspicious email, please check the following things before replying to the email:
- GraphicMama would not contact you using Gmail accounts.
- We do not use Bitcoin and for all the payments on GraphicMama’s website, we use our own platform.
- We interview in person and we never use a chat platform for this purpose.
- We are currently not looking for new designers.
- We will never ask you to provide any personal data using ICQ or other platforms.
If you have any doubts about an email you’ve received, do not hesitate to contact GraphicMama using our ticket platform.
If you receive an email that is suspicious
If you receive an email that is suspicious please do the following steps to protect yourself.
- Don’t reply to this email.
- Mark it as phishing.
- Contact GraphicMama using our website platform
This is how you can mark an email as phishing in Gmail:
For GraphicMama, privacy and security is a top priority. We would never request payments outside our own platform, especially in Bitcoin. Data security is extremely important to us, and we would never request any personal information via a non-secure channel. If you ever receive an email like this, please contact GraphicMama using our website platform, before answering any emails.