Twitter Told Ex-Employees Severance Emails Were ‘Not Phishing’

Twitter sends email saying they did not send a 'phishing attempt'

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Elon Musk is having hassle letting go. Twitter wanted to reassure its personal laid off workers that an e mail despatched within the early morning on Saturday was “not a phishing attempt” after it went on to their spam inboxes. The e mail, despatched from relatively than from an deal with, contained former Twitter workers’ separation contracts and supplied data concerning severance pay.

Former Twitter worker Parker Lyons tweeted on Saturday, “If you were wondering about the current state of Twitter, many folks just received their separation agreements in their spam folders, pointing to a URL that was registered this morning from a vendor with a 1 star [Better Business Bureau] rating.” He continued, “If still there, I would have reported this as phishing.”

The e mail included login data for the CPT Group website the place the ex-employees had been instructed they may view the complete separation settlement, however many remained uncertain if it was legit. Twitter’s Human Resources division despatched a follow-up e mail confirming that the e-mail was intentional.

“We are writing to confirm that we have engaged a third party, CPT Group, to assist with the distribution of Twitter Separation Agreements in the United States,” the e-mail learn, based on Insider.

It continued, “This email was an official company communication and is not a phishing attempt. If you did not receive your agreement by email, please check your spam folder.”

The CPT Group didn’t instantly reply to Gizmodo’s request for remark. According to its website, he firm is predicated in Irvine, California, and is a “leading provider of notice and settlement class action administration services.”

Twitter, which not has a media division, didn’t reply to a request for remark, as all emails had been returned as undeliverable.

The e mail related former workers to the Twitter Separation page on the CPT web site which mentioned, “As you know, we’ve had to reduce our global workforce to ensure the company’s success moving forward, and your employment has been impacted.

“Since we notified you of your status, you’ve remained in non-working notice, employed, and on payroll, and this will continue through your separation date. You are also eligible to receive additional severance if you sign a separation agreement and release.”

Thousands of Twitter workers had been laid off in November, mere weeks after Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform, amounting to greater than half of its workforce. Since the layoffs, former Twitter workers have been ready for his or her severance packages, which Musk had mentioned would supply three months’ paid severance in trade for workers refraining from suing Twitter.

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