Phishing Scam Targets Northland Cable Subscribers
According to recently released news, customers of Washington-based Northland Cable, an enterprise that provides Communication services to the US citizens, are currently being targeted by an e-mail scam that includes sending of fraudulent, phishing e-mail.
The unsolicited e-mail, which addresses the recipient as "Dear subscriber" i.e. the user of Northland Cable, states that the electronic mail is sent to formally inform the recipient (the subscriber) that Northland Cable is currently working on the nctv.com website. This will result in the complete closure of the recipient's web-mail account set up at nctv.com.
To avoid this situation, the message says that the recipient must forward certain personal information like his name, username and password. Following this, the message provides the e-mail address of Northland Cable's customer care where the recipient is strategically directed to forward the personal details.
Moreover, the scammers add that subscribers are requested to follow the given instruction as said, in an attempt to give the e-mail a touch of legitimacy. In addition, the fraudsters try to create panic among the e-mail recipients so that they respond fast by adding that it is necessary for the subscriber to reply immediately.
Meanwhile, Northland Cable keeping itself away from the fraudulent e-mail stated that it wouldn't ever communicate with its subscribers through e-mail. It does not ask customers' personal information, to verify their account details, or to provide their PINs.
The organization added that customers, who suspected they got a phony e-mail of such a type, must ignore it by not responding to it or following any links provided in it.
In fact, it requests clients to send such phishing messages to the area account representative of the subscribers i.e. the area dealer of Northland Cable. More importantly, users are advised to delete the message instantly.
Additionally, the company tells its clients that if any changes are made to its website, then Northland Cable will notify them, not through e-mail but in writing.
Finally, Northland Cable expresses its gratitude to all customers for co-operating with the Co. in spotting the fraudulent e-mails.
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» SPAMfighter News - 5/23/2009
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