IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICEPosted on 2023-02-22
Dear SBP Journal Community,
We’re grateful for your ongoing support and commitment to Social Behavior and Personality: an international journal.
PLEASE BE AWARE
One of our email accounts was recently hacked ([email protected]) and bogus emails were sent to some of our authors from this email account asking for payments to be made today/immediately to the Agricultural Bank of China. The hacker may have contacted you from other email addresses or suggested other bank accounts that we are unaware of. These are not legitimate emails from the SBP Journal Team. Please do not act on these emails or follow these instructions. Please forward any suspicious emails to [email protected] so that we can investigate them.
We have increased our security measures and are investigating the security breach with the highest priority. We have already identified a number of authors who received these bogus emails and we are working with them to resolve this.
WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
- Make a payment ‘today’ if we offer you a subsidy or discount.
- Give you an alternative bank account number to make your payment to.
IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION:
- Our banking instructions can be found in the invoice that is sent to you via our secure website – these are the only instructions you should ever follow.
- Our payment options include:
- Log into our secure website and follow the instructions for payment
- Direct bank transfer to our bank account ‘Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd’
- SBP Journal is based in New Zealand and all of our banking is handled in New Zealand. We do not have bank accounts overseas that are associated with the journal and we will never ask you to make payment to a bank account in any other country than New Zealand.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU THINK YOU’VE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS
If you think you might have been affected by this security breach, please contact us immediately by sending us an email with as much information as possible, including your article ID, to: [email protected].
If you think you’ve made a payment to a bogus bank account (for example, the ‘Agricultural Bank of China’), please contact your bank straight away and ask them to investigate this payment to see whether they can recall it or trace it.
The SBP Journal Team