!! To the attention of the AESOP Community!!!
Recently, there have been multiple reports of phishing attempts targeting our members via email. Phishing is a malicious activity where cybercriminals try to trick you into revealing sensitive information, such as your login credentials or financial details.
Here are some key points to be aware of:
  • Email Source Verification: Always verify the sender's email address. Legitimate communications from AESOP will always come from AESOP's official email account (@aesop-planning.eu) or from the official university email accounts of its Officials. Be cautious of emails from addresses that appear suspicious or unfamiliar.
  • Avoid Suspicious Links: Do not click on any links or download attachments from emails that seem suspicious or unexpected, especially if they ask for personal information or account details.
  • Beware of Urgent or Threatening Language: Phishing emails often use urgency or threats to manipulate you into taking action quickly. If you receive an email that makes you feel pressured to act immediately, take a step back and verify its authenticity.
  • Verify Requests for Sensitive Information: Be sceptical of any email requesting sensitive information like your password, credit card details, or Social Security number. Legitimate organizations will never ask for such information via email.
If you receive an email that you suspect is a phishing attempt using AESOP identify, please do the following:
  • Do Not Respond: Do not reply to the email or engage with the sender.
  • Do Not Click on Links: Avoid clicking on any links or downloading any attachments.
  • Report It: Forward the suspicious email to the AESOP Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that we can investigate.
Your security is of paramount importance to us. We are actively working to enhance our email security measures to protect your accounts from phishing attempts. In the meantime, please remain vigilant and follow these guidelines to keep your association account safe.
Thank you for your attention to this matter!