Both IIAT and Texas Department of Insurance have received reports of fake emails that appear to be from the association and agency. Unfortunately, these types of social engineering/spoofing campaigns are on the rise and are exceedingly difficult to mitigate.
Please check the address carefully before opening attachments or clicking links. Emails from IIAT always come from the domains @iiat.ccsend.com or @iiat.org. Scammers have become adept at spoofing e-mail addresses, but a properly configured Spam filter will be able to block malicious “spoof” emails.
If you are unsure whether an email request is legitimate, please contact IIAT directly at 800.880.7428. Information about known phishing attacks is also available online from groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
For more information, refer to the Department of Homeland Security’s Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.