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ATCO Warns the Masses about the Email Scam

ATCO Group has been informing about the email scam which is presently dispersing across the Internet and using the Group's name in the scam campaign, stated marketwire.com on April 17, 2013.

ATCO Ltd. Is an Alberta based corporation managing around three main business sections: Power generation; Utilities (natural gas and electrical energy transmission and circulation) and Global Enterprises, with businesses active in industrial production, technology, logistics and energy services.

ATCO launched an advisory issue, after individuals recently reportedly got fraudulent emails, called as phishing messages, entitled: "Receipt for your payment to ATCO Group," giving the user the choice to cancel a $110 USD payment to clinch his personal or financial data. ATCO advises recipients of these fraudulent emails that they did not originate from ATCO and thus, they are a forged effort to grab private information for financial profit, ATCO highlights in the advisory issued by it.

ATCO further adds that it does not ask for one's individualistic or monetary details via email message for the reason of enhancing payment, the ATCO clears states on its website.

Hence, if you receive one of the aforesaid emails don't click on the link contained within the text of the scam email, ATCO adds.

Instead, get in touch with the anti-fraud agencies in your country;\: for e.g. in Canada and US contact - http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca and http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud respectively. In case you got one of the email and did click on the link included in the text of the phishing email, kindly also notify you're banking institution and if suitable, your credit card firm, ATCO advises on its website.

Unluckily, it is because of phishing emails of the aforesaid kinds that is leading to an increase in phishing over the internet, security experts examining this scam email campaign comments.

To ease the probability of being hit by scam email of these types plus adding to reporting such scam emails to particular authorities in Canada and US, experts examine the scam for ATCO also suggest internet users to protect their computers with particular anti-spam, and anti-phishing software so that scam emails do not get the option to get into the inbox.

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