It’s going around again—or should I say, still? The BBB serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana was alerted this morning about a suspected scam email received over the weekend by a bank customer.
The man received four identical emails in his junk folder and says his password was correct in each one of them. He did not request any information and was sure it was a scam.
Please remember that you should never give out your password or Social Security Number via email.
If you receive a suspicious email, you can always contact the named “sender,” using contact information you verify yourself from a trusted source. Never click on a link in an email such as this.
The text of the suspicious email is below:
Subject: Requested Information
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:41:04 -0600
This email is notification that your password is as follows:
Password: (deleted by BBB)
For maximum security, you will be prompted to change your password once you have successfully logged into your account.
Link: (deleted by BBB)
Please contact us if we can further assist you. Our support team is available to assist you Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST by calling 1-888-xxx-xxxx.
Please do not respond to this e-mail; this is a system-generated e-mail.
Internet Banking Department