Scam E-mails Victimizes Rogers
Recently, the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service in Toronto was informed about an ongoing conspicuous computer scam in the Toronto region, reports Sootoday on February 29, 2012. The alert is valid for any user holding a Rogers Account. The modus operandi of the mission involves sending an e-mail to people with a Rogers Account masquerading Rogers Customer Care. Remarkably, Rogers is the topmost provider of Wireless, Digital Cable TV, Internet, and Home Phone services to consumers and businesses in Canada.
The content of the e-mail recommends customers about updating their mails with the newly released version, which is an enhanced resource of webmail spam and viruses, named F-Secure Internet Security 2012. In case, an account still requires to be updated, one simply needs to click on the reply button and fill in the columns below and revert it back immediately so that the database can be updated accordingly. Incase of failure in the updating process, the account with Rogers will be blocked or suspended temporarily and no transactions will be entertained.
The e-mail also inquires the recipient about their username, password, and phone number.
Further, in a convincing and apologizing mood, the e-mail recommends update with webmail 2012 for once and all and apologize the recipient for causing inconvenience.
However, it would be apt to say that as a result of the above mentioned incidents, scamming incidents have seen unprecedented growth in the recent past, claimed the Police Officials.
Police Officials further added that e-mail scams are revolutionizing constantly and are adopting new ways and methods to entrap victims.
Much of these types of scams go unnoticed and recipients forget to flag the scam mails vividly. As such, some of the tips are designed specifically to beware users and instantly indicate a spam mail with certain indications. These indications include spelling and grammatical mistakes, Police comments and typographical mistakes. Besides the creation of constant stress for someone and reminding constantly for loosing one's account is itself a major red flag.
Furthermore, this is not the first incident of Rogers being held under an attack. During December 2011, another scam e-mail was in circulation claiming that the website of Rogers was on the brim of shutting down on account of all the unused Accounts. This e-mail tactfully wanted to retrieve the username, password, date of birth, and country of a recipient.
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