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Spam Mails Captioned “Security Info” Hit Internet-Users’ Inboxes

Security experts are warning about online-spammers who're distributing bulk e-mails to Internet-users, having the title "Security Info" as they try extracting the users' financial and other personal data, published softpedia.com dated 8th October 2013.

Posing as messages that certain technical services cell supposedly sent, the spam mails tell recipients that it maybe necessary to suspend their accounts.

In particular, the sending entity of the fake electronic mails tell the recipient that its technical security division recently informed about an error affecting his A/C that may result in his account suspension. But he can retrieve his A/C, according to the scam electronic mails, if he would call the sender by dialing a {given} number whereby he maybe requested for substantiating his card details.

Meanwhile, no genuine security cell actually sent the e-mails.

Rather they're part of one cunning phishing scam. The cyber-criminals, this time, instead of requiring for saving the stolen data on their servers, effectively extract victims' information straight via the telephone, security analysts examining the scam messages remark.

It appears clear that the spam mail intentionally avoids naming the so-called deactivated A/C's provider. There's hope among the spam distributing miscreants that Internauts who aren't very cautions will just presume the e-mail relates to the card account or main bank they regularly access so carry on further regardless.

Unfortunately, if anyone believes the deception and contacts at the given phone-number, he'll get told that he should foremost validate the process via telling the credit card company's or bank's name. After that the fraudsters in most cases will direct him for confirming his account via disclosing his card number along with more personal and other banking information.

Once all these different forms of information are divulged over the phone, the scammers, equipped with them, can conduct fraudulent transactions on the victim's credit card alternatively, steal from his bank account. And incase he has given sufficient info there's further possibility of ID-theft.

Therefore, anybody receiving such e-mails must necessarily confirm the messages' legitimacy prior to phoning up the number. And in case he's already victimized, he should alter his password while closely monitor his bank account, specialists suggest.

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