TIAC Issues Fraudulent Emails Warning

Michel Boyer, Senior Director, Communications and Media Relations for Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

On 15SEP, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) issued a warning about deceptive emails using the TIAC name and branding, urging members and affiliates to remain cautious.

Michel Boyer, Senior Director of Communications and Media Relations at TIAC, alerted the public that these emails, while convincing, have no association with the institution. 

To counteract this fraudulent activity, Boyer offered a series of cybersecurity guidelines for members:

  1. Verify the Sender: Always check the sender's email address and verify its authenticity. Official TIAC emails will come from the recognized domain (tiac-aitc.ca).
  2. Avoid Suspicious Links: Refrain from clicking links or downloading attachments from unsolicited or suspicious emails.
  3. Double-Check Requests: If an email requests sensitive information, financial information, or unusual actions, independently verify the request through official channels before taking action.
  4. Use Strong Passwords: Ensure TIAC-related accounts have strong, unique passwords. 
  5. Educate Your Team: Share this warning with your staff and colleagues, and ensure they know the potential risks associated with fraudulent emails.
  6. Report Suspicious Activity: If you receive a suspicious email, promptly report it to your IT department and forward a copy to TIAC.

"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," stated Boyer.

Suspicious emails can be reported to TIAC at communications@tiac-aitc.ca.

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