Let's be email scam and spam savvy
It seems like every day something new and shady shows up in your email inbox. So before we send out a FUN newsletter at the end of the week, we just wanted to drop a little note to remind you that the Weston Public Library will never email you asking for financial information or asking you to donate to a political cause. We also won't ask for sensitive personal information. So what kinds of emails can you expect from the library?
- Automated hold, overdue, and renewal notices (you can also sign up to receive these via text message too!). Want to adjust your contact settings? Visit https://www.minlib.net/help-center and scroll down to "Email and Text Notices" for the full rundown.
- Correspondence with staff if you've asked a reference question or contacted us by email or a contact form on our website. Those responses will come from "minlib" email addresses.
- Program signup reminders or info from staff regarding a program
- Museum pass information for digital and printable passes
- Our AMAZING newsletter, The Latest Word, of course!
- Emails from the Friends of the Weston Public library if you are a member.
If you believe you have received a spam or scam email from an organization or person representing themselves as if they are affiliated with the library and it just seems sketchy, it is better to err on the side of caution. Give us a call at 781-786-6150 and we will verify if the email you received is legit. Need a review of what makes an email unsafe and then what to do if you receive one? Check out the links from the Federal Trade Commission below.