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BELCO cautions Clients about Malware-Attached Spam Mails

BELCO the only electricity supplier to Bermuda is urging its customers to remain vigilant of malware e-mails as the messages arrive from billerz@BELCO.bm stating about the most recent bill of the e-mail recipient that's attached as well as that payment is pending which if not cleared will result in service disconnection. Bernews.com reported this, November 9, 2015.

BELCO warned that the e-mail's recipients mustn't view the attachment since there was malware in it capable of triggering problems on their PCs.

The company's Spokesperson stated that BELCO was alerting clients about malware e-mails that were presently doing the rounds in the locality utilizing the domain-name @BELCO.bm while hitting the inboxes of the clients. Bernews.com reported this.

The Spokesperson continued that the company thought it critical for clients to every time verify the sender's electronic mail id since it was apprehended that more fake ids might be sending the e-mails. The only e-mail id to send billing-related messages was ebilladmin@BELCO.bm; all other ids required being set aside and erased instantly.

Moreover, it was vital for recipients to not open attached files since they were malware capable of blocking access to their files while causing difficulties on their PCs.

Anybody not sure about his latest billing status was welcome to see his account info on BELCO's customer website namely www.BELCO.bm alternatively dial 299-2800, the Customer Service Department.

BELCO was working assiduously for solving the issue, the Spokesperson added.

Disturbingly, BELCO's case isn't the lone one of an electricity company falling target of cyber-crooks sending bill-related exploitative e-mails. For, Saskatchewan Canada's main electricity utility company SaskPower (a government unit founded in 1929 and serving 490,000-and more clients) recently got to know about dubious telephone calls and scam e-mails in circulation so the company reiterated that clients required telling local police about suspicious operations incase a scammer contacted them. Swbooster.com published this, January 8, 2015.

The fake phone-calls and spam mails told bill-overdue customers they should provide their financial information else have their electricity connection suspended. Subsequently, SaskPower stated that incase any client had a pending account, the company coordinated with him regarding repayment for eschewing a power cut off.

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