Our security team has recently identified a scammer pretending to be a member of italki. Teachers have been sent messages asking them to update their personal and login information via a link provided within the message. This link is redirecting teachers to a third-party website where all information will be recorded and stored. The scammer intends to use this information to alter withdrawal information and submit withdrawal requests on teachers' behalf.
Teachers got this message to be aware of scammers. Recently there was a discussion on italki regarding people posing as US soldiers and trying to get money from people. This is just a reminder to be careful when dealing with people. Do you have any personal experiences with online-scammers?
I received this a while ago as well:
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