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Scam E-mails Targeting Manx Telecom Users, Alerts Telecom Giant

Chief supplier of telecommunication and broadband services Manx Telecom to the Isle of Man has issued an alert regarding one scam e-mail which's adversely impacting subscribers of the manx.net e-mail, so reported iomtoday.co.im dated January 12, 2015.

Dispatched from support@manx.net ,the fraudulent electronic mail dated January 12, 2015 as also having the caption "Your Three Pending incoming mails!!!!" and addressing the recipient as Manx User tells him that the telecom has labeled his 3 incoming e-mails as 'pending' because of its server's most recent update with the aim towards serving clients like him better. The user now requires logging in by clicking on a link and waiting to get the company's e-mail support group's response following which he'll get the pending e-mails. Eventually, the e-mail states that the company truly apologizes for any troubles caused due to the latest update.

But Manx Telecom says the e-mail represents one fresh kind of scam wherein the user is asked for logging in for regaining pending e-mails. However, no user must follow the web-link embedded on the message and also not feed in his info on the fake website that spoofs manx.net. Iomtoday.co.im reported this.

The company has asked all subscribers who've keyed in personal credentials on the spoofed website to call 624-624, the service center number for help. Moreover, it's recommended that end-users remove the scam e-mails that have landed inside their inbox.

Meanwhile, Security Experts observer that these e-mails from the scammers are aimed at making victimized users follow the web-link in order that the former may harvest the latter's sensitive information.

Also, for lessening the possibilities of getting attacked with phishing e-mail, security analysts suggest a few vital tips. These are to look for typos, incorrect grammar and unusual phrasing. It maybe easy for scammers to mimic an e-mail template, however, poor grammar and clumsy wording represent the characteristics of a scam e-mail.

Besides, the "From" space in the e-mail should be checked. Scammers know how to disguise electronic mail ids as well as design phishing websites to give an e-mail and website authentically sourced appearance. This is just like seen within the aforementioned case.

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