Potential Phishing Email Warning 12/09/2017

Potential Phishing Email Warning
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Willie Clark (NHWN, Community Engagement Officer, NW Scotland)


Potential Phishing Email Scam Warning

 

Following the recent disclosure by credit reporting company Equifax Inc. that hackers gained access to some of its systems, compromising the personal information of some 143 million U.S. customers and potentially some UK customers there is, as a result, the potential for an increase in Phishing emails (falsely posing as genuine company) with credit related themes asking users to log in, check status of accounts, provide personal information or to offer additional services or security checking etc.

As with all phishing emails:

  • Do not click on any part of the email
  • Delete email immediately
  • Make sure your spam filter is on your emails. If you find a suspicious email, mark it as spam and delete it to keep out similar ones in the future

If in doubt, check it is genuine by asking the company itself. Never call numbers or follow links provided by the suspicious email – find the official website or customer support number using a separate browser and search engine


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