Joanne Fagan from COVAR (Council of Villa Associations and Regimes) has just informed Tidelines that their membership list has been hacked.
COVAR members are receiving text messages requesting that money or gift cards be transferred via text message. The text message says something like, “I am in a meeting and can’t do this myself.” The text is signed “John Reynolds” and asks that the receiver be discreet. Some members are getting this text from (914) 206-8094. Neither John Reynolds nor any other COVAR member has sent anything like this.
Please do not open the text and block it, if possible, and then delete it. We have not learned of this problem affecting email but please be alert.