Cybersecurity Wellness Tips
During COVID-19 Health Crisis
On March 13, 2020, we sent out a notice to our community that we would suspend most temple operations (including Services, Torah Study, Religious and Day School, and more). We took this unprecedented action due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis — to ensure the continued health and well-being of our community. While tragedy is always disconcerting, it has been wonderful to see our community come together to support one another through this difficult time.
Unfortunately, during times of crisis, con artists and scammers are quick to take advantage and the global COVID-19 health crisis is sadly no different.
To ensure that our community stays safe, we would like to share these cybersecurity wellness tips with you:
• Please ignore and delete any email that is attempting to sell a Coronavirus "cure" or "vaccine." There are no current medicines or vaccines for COVID-19 and current preventative measures encouraged by the CDC include regular hand-washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and social distancing.
• Be wary of any email that claims to come from the CDC, Department of Health, WHO, or City of Miami. Public Health agencies have very specific methods of communication that include public announcements through traditional news channels (television, newspaper, radio, etc.).
• Ignore and delete any message coming from our clergy or staff that is NOT from their official @tbam.org email address. No member of Temple Beth Am will solicit money, gifts or passwords from you via email. If you receive such a communication, please do not engage with the user.
• Be suspicious of any unofficial solicitations from Temple Beth Am for donations of money or gifts for COVID-19 relief. Any such solicitations will come through official channels only.
Again thank you for your continued support of Temple Beth Am and for our community. We will continue to communicate with you — through official channels — the status of our organization and interventive methods.
Please remember that our clergy and community remain available to you (albeit remotely) through phone and email. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Chartock, our Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.