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Don t hand over your Credit Card number to Bell Aliant Themed Email Scam

Author: ITS

Posted on May 20, 2015

Category: General Interest , IT Security

Have you received an email supposedly from Bell Aliant notifying you you’ve been charged for paper billing and requesting your banking information to view your bills online?creditcardwithlock

Don’t be fooled by this well-crafted email scam.

If you receive any email that smells phishy, especially if it’s asking for personal information, always go to the company’s website from your web browser (do NOT click any links in the email) and check out their email policies.

Email scammers will go as far as creating fake surveys, websites, and even phone calls, to steal your information. If you come across any of these that seem phishy, contact the ITS Help Desk and they will help you determine if it is legitimate or not.

If you’re still not convinced this could happen to you, learn how a woman in Saint John was caught up in an email scam.

For more information on email phishing and other IT security threats, visit UNB Safe Computing.