Dear Members and Associate Members,
It has come to our attention that fraudulent emails are being circulated, falsely, using the TIAC name and/or brand. These deceptive emails may appear convincing, but they are not affiliated with TIAC in any way. We want to emphasize the importance of exercising caution and vigilance when handling emails soliciting information.
I urge all members to adhere to the following cybersecurity awareness guidelines:
- Verify the Sender: Always check the sender’s email address and verify its authenticity. Official TIAC emails will come from our recognized domain (tiac-aitc.ca).
- Avoid Suspicious Links: Refrain from clicking on any links or downloading attachments from unsolicited or suspicious emails.
- Double-Check Requests: If an email requests sensitive information, financial information, or actions that seem unusual, independently verify the request through official channels before taking any action.
- Use Strong Passwords: Ensure that your TIAC-related accounts have strong, unique passwords.
- Educate Your Team: Share this warning with your staff and colleagues, and make sure they are aware of the potential risks associated with fraudulent emails.
- Report Suspicious Activity: If you receive a suspicious email, promptly report it to your IT department and forward a copy to TIAC at .
Our association takes cybersecurity seriously, and we thank you for your cooperation and diligence in safeguarding our collective interests. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Senior Director, Communications and Media Relations
Tourism Industry Association of Canada