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Docu-phish!

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | June 20, 2017

No. 1,333

If you have been involved in a real estate transaction in recent times you have probably used Docusign or some equivalent electronic signature software. It is a real estate agent’s dream.  They can obtain an electronic signature quickly and easily via the internet.

However, a well-known app that can be used for legitimate transactions can easily be impersonated for evil purposes.  So watch out for this one or others like it.  Stealing the logo is easy.  However, composing a believable pitch to get you to click the link is another matter.  If you get such an email, delete it.  If it is real, the legitimate party who wants to sign will contact you.

Don’t be a phish.  Don’t bite the hook.

Note: The name of the recipient (inserted here)has been deleted.

Would you fall for this? Why isn’t “your company” identified? Easy. It isn’t legit. If you get one that is a little more authentic looking, you can verify by alternate means.

 

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