CTIA Cautions about Phishing E-Mails
CTIA has issued an alert to Internet-users that one fresh e-mail scam is presently circulating online, while it poses as a communication from the association. Wirelessweek.com reported this on August 12, 2011.
Here, it maybe mentioned that the Wireless Association CTIA represents a trading group of industrialists, which caters to numerous interests that the U.S-based wireless telecom sector upholds.
And with the caption, "CTIA PHONE WINNING NOTIFICATION!!!" the spoofed electronic mails seem as though they've been sent from CTIA's promo office.
Reportedly, the e-mail tells the reader that CTIA is disseminating a promo during 2011 indicating that from the time the association was launched in 1984 it's only now that it's having such fine sales. Therefore, to thank its mobile phone subscribers, the association is conducting a promo lottery in which the reader's own mobile-phone number has been included after tracing his cell-phone chips and contacting the global command for the telecom network to obtain the same, the message continues.
The text then follows onto certain numbers where the reader is suggested to contact for additional information. There's also an e-mail id given, although neither the contact numbers nor the e-mail id exist, security researcher remark.
Actually, the researchers add that that the e-mail becomes interesting because of what it contains. For example, it exhibits an utter lack of initiative towards crafting the message. Indeed it becomes even more comical when it asserts that its sender is CTIA's Fraud Prevention Division, they outline.
In the meantime, it was only when a consumer informed the association that it came to know about the phishing electronic mails. CTIA remarked that it wasn't yet lucid as to what extent the spam mail spread.
Moreover, remarking about the fraudulent electronic mails, Michael Altschul, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President of CTIA stated that the association was serious about its logo and name getting illegitimately utilized. It was therefore probing the situation, while cautioning subscribers that the e-mail wasn't from CTIA. Hence incase anyone got the aforementioned type of e-mail, he was being urged not to answer it, Altschul added. Afterdawn.com published this on August 14, 2011.
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