Earlier this week, a local North Alabama resident received an email claiming to be from DocuSign stating that she had new files waiting to be signed in her account. The scam email is displayed below. How can you tell that this is a fake email? First, it is vague. It does not state who specifically the email is from or what documents need to be signed but only leads the consumer to a button that reads “View New File Now”. Clicking the link will either download malicious code on your computer, or take you to a website that will try to steal your personally identifiable information from you. Best practice: access your documents directly from www.docusign.com.
DocuSign is a company that provides electronic signature technology and digital transaction management services for facilitating electronic exchanges of contracts and signed documents. Their goal is to make it simpler for businesses to receive signatures on time sensitive documents without having to meet with their client in person, thus speeding up the signing process significantly.
DocuSign offers the following tips to combat phishing attempts:
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Source: BBB of North Alabama and DocuSign