Friday, December 4, 2009

Update - H1N1 Important PHISHING SCAM - CDC Sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1‏

This is an important message from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Fraudulent emails referencing CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program
(December 1, 2009)
CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program.

The messages request that users must create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the website. The message then states that anyone that has reached the age of 18 has to have his/her personal Vaccination Profile on the site.

The CDC has NOT implemented a state vaccination program requiring registration on Users that click on the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system. CDC reminds users to take the following steps to reduce the risk of being a victim of a phishing attack:

Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open or respond to unsolicited email messages.
Use caution when visiting un-trusted websites.
Use caution when entering personal information online.

An example of the Phishing email --scroll to the bottom of the page following the link:
Scam email sample

Share this information with everyone you know.

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