More spam making the rounds
February 18, 2013
The ADA has issued several email alerts in recent weeks about new potentially fraudulent mailings purporting to be from the ADA:
• A spam email in late January and again in February urges members to “update their accounts” (image pictured here).
• A separate spam email received Feb. 10 told members to “download a Beta test version of e-Clinic Practice Management Software.” If you received either of these messages, do not open or attempt to access the links in them.
• A direct mail piece called “JADA Update Alert” directed members to a website with the name “jadanews” which may create the false impression that the ADA is the source of, or sponsors, the mailer and its services. The ADA Division of Legal Affairs has issued a notice of infringement and a cease-and-desist demand.
• The ADA also issued a cease and desist demand to DDSbenefit.com, which has been sending emails that promote products and services allegedly endorsed by the ADA. Neither the company or its products and services are in anyway “sponsored,” “endorsed” or “approved” by the ADA.
None of the emails or the mailer are from the ADA, and the ADA is not the source of the addresses to which they were sent. The ADA does not sell, rent or publish in any way the addresses of current or former member dentists in its database.
Members are encouraged to remain vigilant in deleting spam email that is not from the American Dental Association, and are encouraged to contact the ADA Member Service Center with questions or concerns at the toll-free number or 312.440.2500.