By Karen Fox, ADA News staff
Another spam message appearing to come from the ADA has turned up in members' email boxes.
It's not the first time this has happened and probably won't be the last. The latest spam began popping up around Dec. 8 in the email accounts of an unknown number of members and others in the dental community. The email subject line reads “Introducing a new Application” and states: “Dear Members: We are implementing and introducing a new application to easily access and secure all member practitioners. Download the new ProDent software now and enjoy the benefits.”
Recipients of the message (pictured here) are encouraged to delete it. Don't open the message or attempt to access the link contained within it. This is an attempt to trick you into clicking on the link to “download” software, which may result in an attempt to infect your computer with a virus or to trick you into providing personal information.
The email is not a communication from the ADA and the ADA is not the source of the member email addresses to which the spam was sent. The ADA does not sell, rent or publish in any way the email addresses of current or former member dentists in our database. Legitimate emails from the Association are distributed in one of the standard ADA email formats, as members are accustomed to receiving.
Members should alert their dental team to the spam email and contact the ADA Member Service Center at 312.440.2500 with questions or concerns.