The only safe course of action is to assume that a sender who remains anonymous is either part of a "phishing" scheme, a malware attacker, or part of an anti-union organization. "Phishing" is an illegal attempt to "fish" for your private sensitive data. One of the most common phishing scams involves sending an email that fraudulently claims to be from a well-known organization (like AFGE). There have been anti-union organizations contacting union members in other unions, attempting to create turmoil and encouraging members to drop out. We advise caution.
All official AFGE communications are sent from emails ending in either "@afge.org" or "@union.afge.org." Several members who received the survey have complained about the unauthorized use of their email by the entity that sent the survey. At this time we are investigating the origin of the survey. At this moment, we have not detected indications of a technical compromise of AFGE's data base. If we determine a detection to the contrary, we will notify you immediately.
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