How to avoid Phishing Attacks

11 May 2020

Phishing is a fraudulent activity where a website, online service, phone call or text message poses as another company or brand in order to trick someone into handing over personal details, such as a password or bank details.

As a public website, with a directory, this means that bots can scrape the BASA website for email details and BASA Members may find themselves receiving these phishing emails. It is hoped that most Members IT systems will flag these as Spam and filter them out - but we are aware that no filtering system is perfect, so please download this guide and follow the links for advice on how to protect yourself.

We are also looking to what additional measure we can out in place to help prevent such attacks, perhaps by adding an additional verification layer Ito verify that is is an actual person who is accessing the open website information.