Horror Writers Association

Update Regarding Scam Emails


Notice to HWA Members

When you fill out your profile on WildApricot, you set both “Public” and “Private” information. Members see more than the public, but the public can get your email if you put it in the “Public” section. This can be beneficial to you if an agent or other professional is looking to contact you. The drawback is you may receive the occasional spam email. We rarely have this happen, but it does.
As many of you are aware, we recently were affected by a spam email message. As a reminder, if you received this message, claiming you’ve been selected for a medical writing interview, DO NOT ANSWER IT. It is a phishing scam. Read more about safety from phishing here:
As a reminder, only admins can see your “Private” information. However, the public can see information that is set to public. You can remove all your information from the “Public” section in Wild Apricot if you don’t want anyone emailing you. You have full control over what the public can and cannot see.
Our website team has looked into it and found that there was no security breach.
We at the HWA take your privacy very seriously.
HWA Website Team

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