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That text? It wasn’t from the boss

Smishers pretending to be Asante’s CEO attempt to gain access to Asante’s data.


fake textThere have been reports from several employees receiving unsolicited SMS text messages from an unidentified source attempting to impersonate one of Asante’s senior executives.

It’s imperative for all of us to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to safeguard our personal and Asante’s data. To protect yourself from falling victim to such scams, please consider the following measures:

Verification process: Always verify the authenticity of the sender before responding to any unsolicited messages, especially if they seem unusual or out of character.

Use secure communication channels: Whenever possible, use company-approved communication platforms and official email addresses to interact with colleagues and your direct leadership. Be wary of messages from unknown sources or suspicious phone numbers.

Awareness training: Stay informed about common scam tactics — such as phishing, smishing and vishing — through regular awareness training sessions. Familiarize yourself with the warning signs and red flags of potentially fraudulent activities. Information Security routinely sends out training exercises to employees about these scam tactics.

Reporting: Promptly report any suspicious activities or messages to the ITS Service Desk. Timely reporting can help prevent the spread of fraudulent messages and protect others from similar threats.

Asante takes the security of employees and company data very seriously, and we are actively working to identify threats and prevent security related incidents. If you have received any suspicious messages or have concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the ITS Service Desk at (541) 789-4141 for assistance.

Tags: fake text, impersonation, scam, security, smishing
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