Comcast Clients get Fake E-mails Threatening of Arrest for Non-Payment of Bills
One fake e-mail targeting customers of Comcast, the phone, Internet and cable service provider based in Philadelphia dupes Internauts into believing they're to pay an overdue bill immediately, failing which, they'll get arrested, published kgw.com in news on October 3, 2013.
Numerous Internet users lately got the e-mail asking to provide their private details. There is one web-link inside the e-mail for getting the overdue payment problem cleared, while it asks for personal information, which is risked with stealing identity or credit of the person. Indeed, the actual problem emanating from the scam electronic mail is that the message appears official.
According to Department of Justice's Jeff Manning, a typical phishing scam most significantly involves requesting the victim to give his password as well as his bank account details along with/alternatively immediate cash, published kgw.com in news on October 3, 2013.
In an alert by security researchers, in case such a message sounds real, it's. For example, threatening with detention of the recipient of the aforementioned electronic mail sounds real, while this isn't the way Comcast deals with its customers.
The majority of Comcast users are likely to instantly recognize these e-mails as hoax. But, customers not of Comcast, else users that recently transferred mayn't recognize these bogus message, as well as proceed to click the embedded web-links.
But the risk can be averted, if people keep in mind that Comcast doesn't request one to give his account details through phone or e-mail, alternatively direct clients for making their information up to date through an e-mail link. The company solely deactivates an account because bills were not paid after typically dispatching correspondence over post.
Therefore, it is recommended that anyone getting an e-mail asserting it is from Comcast should confirm via a telephone call to the company.
Eventually, it isn't just the Comcast tele-communication major, which cyber crooks attacked during the recent months. For, security researchers, during June 2013, spotted e-mails posing as messages from Vodafone the phone service company which asserted that because of one fresh system update, clients required following a web-link for logging in followed with substantiating their e-mail ids.
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