Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Urgent Spam / phishing email

It has come to our attention that a number of members have received an email purporting to be from UNISON, asking them to register and download a form to update their membership details online.

The links within this email take users to a "phishing" site, which is a fraudulent copy of UNISON's 'update your details' pages and data entered here may be captured.

Please be aware that members should not access these links.

We are urgently investigating this incident and would like to assure our members that we make every effort to ensure that all online systems are secure.

Please also rest assured that this attempt to undermine members' confidence in UNISON's security network has not interfered with or affected our very stringent balloting processes and will in no way undermine the work we do to support our members during this very important time.

A warning message is being posted on the 'join online' and 'update your details' pages of the UNISON website, and a further security message will be added to these pages. This will remind members to only access their membership details by directly logging on to and not via a link in any emails they may receive.

Dave Prentis
UNISON general secretary

Posted by Peter Smyth communications officer