'Phishing' schemes are on the rise and are ever-changing. Just this week, DocuSign fell victim to a breach where a database of customer email addresses were stolen and sent phishing emails. If and when customers opened the attachments on the spoofed email, malicious software will be downloaded.

DocuSign recommends deleting any email that you may receive from them that you were not expecting - especially email regarding accounting invoices or wire transfer forms. For more information regarding this latest phishing scheme, click here to read Docusign's alerts.

If you fall victim to this or any other phishing schemes, there are several steps you can take immediately to minimize any damages:

  • File a police report
  • Contact the fraud departments of any of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud aleart on your credit file. 
  • Contact your financial institution and notify all with whom you have a financial relationship.
  • Immediately close accounts or cards that you know or suspect have been effected.

Further information regarding identity theft can be obtained from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at www.consumer.gov/idtheft

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