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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tips for Avoiding Spam

Spam and phishing are inbox nuisances and both have the potential to create problems if the emails are opened or links are clicked.

Spam is generally junk mail, sent to thousands of email address at one time. They include, but are not limited to, coupons, donation solicitations, unwanted newsletters, product information and advertisements. Cybercriminals may use innocent-looking junk mail to distribute malicious software and link to potentially harmful websites. Spam can be a part of a phishing scam.

Here are three quick hints to avoiding spam.

  •  Enable filters on email programs. Check to see how the filters are set on your email program and if you receive repetitive spam, increase the level on the spam filters. Check the junk mail folder occasionally to see if the filters are working.
  • Report spam. Most email programs offer a way to mark an email as junk or to report instances of spam. Reporting spam helps keep it from returning to your inbox.
  •  Limit access to your email address. Consider hiding your email from online profiles and social networking sites. Allow only certain people to view your personal information.

Spam can also be found in social networking sites. Remember--when in doubt, don’t. Stay safe!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Transferring membership

Did you know when you move across the state or country; you can take your DKG membership with you? All a member needs to do is go on the international website click on the About Us tab and then go to Chapter Locator to find a chapter in your new area. There you will find contact information for that state organization’s president who will put you in touch with the chapter. You can also contact International and they will find a chapter in your new area.  Once a chapter is located the chapter treasurer will transfer the member in the dues portal and membership will be transferred.  There’s nothing too difficult about that! We want to make this move as easy as possible and keep you connected with all your DKG membership benefits.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Don’t Be a Phish

There are many emails circulating that are not legitimate. Unfortunately, members of the DKG Headquarters staff, elected officers and state presidents have appeared to be the “sender” of these emails. Several members have been the recipients of emails asking for favors, requesting receivers to send money or gift cards, and other disturbing messages.

If you are the recipient of an unusual request from a DKG leader, the first thing to do is click on the sender’s name to bring up her email. If it is not the email address you know belongs to the name of the sender, delete the message. Here is a link to an article that shows you in detail how to detect a phony email message.

If you receive a phishing email from a DKG leader, you may use the chat feature on to report this information to our technology personnel who are working to eliminate this issue.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Reaching Out to Touch the Hearts of Our World Fellowship Recipients

Many World Fellowship recipients are isolated in the U.S. or Canada far from their native country. This is an opportunity for each DKG member to reach out electronically and touch World Fellowship recipients, letting them know we care and are thinking of them as they study virtually. Many women will not be able to leave for home for some time, so sending messages to everyone on the entire list from all over the world would be deeply appreciated—many may be homesick and worried about their families as well. Share your message of hope from your heart!

The World Fellowship Recipient Booklet can be found on the DKG website under Resources > Brochures/Flyers (You must be logged in).

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