09 Jun Text Message Scam Alert! PPA MEMBERS BECAREFUL
This morning we were notified of a text message scam by PPA members. So far the scam has only effected members in Nevada however members in other states may have also been texted. We do not know how the scammers acquired the phone numbers. We believe they may be taking cell phone numbers from our Find-A-Photographer search engine on PPA.com. Under no circumstances does PPA share or sell cell phone numbers.
The scammer is claiming to be Julia Boyd, PPA’s Director of Certification. The text message requests that you send $7,000 as a certification maintenance fee. Please know that no PPA staff member will ever text you personally requesting money.
If you receive a text from a 406 phone number please do not respond to it. The safest thing to do is block the number and delete the text.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Your PPA Team