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. This email was not sent by FBPE, and should be deleted immediately.
The latest emails have the subject line: “PE-Licenees.” The body of the email has a link to view a document. Do not click the link.
If you did click on the link, 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.
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.
These phishing attempts are unrelated to the recent distributed-denial-of-service attack that affected our website’s server. The server was not hacked. Rather, our web server was among many that were intentionally overloaded by too many requests to view its pages.
Unfortunately there is little we can do about the email scam attempts. The email addresses used by the phishing attempts were obtained through Florida Sunshine Law. Under Florida law, email addresses are public records.
We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.