Please be aware of spam emails being sent to Professional Engineers and engineering firms that appear to have been sent from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. These emails, including ones with “a secure document” or a scam GoFundMe link, were not sent by FBPE, and should be deleted immediately.
The body of the email has a link to view a document or a link to a cloud document server, such as Dropbox. Do not click any links or open attached documents.
If you did click on a link or open a document, contact your technical support desk or run an anti-virus check.
Like previous fake emails, this email you received was likely a phishing attempt aimed at getting your personal information or an attempt to load malicious software on your computer. These types of emails will often appear to be sent from a familiar email address, but with a slight variation, such as fbpee.org, rather than our actual domain, fbpe.org.
For example, notice in the image below that the actual “from” address is not the fbpe.org domain:
Previous emails used a subject line similar to “FEMC-DBPR-Contract Invoice” and appear to have an attached PDF, which was actually a phishing link.
FBPE does not send out emails with invoices or emails that ask for personal or professional information, or for you to verify your information.
Unfortunately, there is little we can do about the email scam attempts since they do not originate from us. The email addresses used by the phishing attempts were obtained through Florida Sunshine Law. Under Florida law, email addresses are public records.
If you receive an email that you have a concern about, please feel free to contact us to verify that it was sent by FBPE.