Detective Jim Grier with the Cary Police Department shares the following warning about internet scammers pretending to be with Neteller, a firm used by many consumers to make payments on-line. Several banks and credit unions around the country are issuing similar warnings this week to their customers. Here is the warning:
Recent “phishing” emails are trying to lure computer users with a “notice” about a $47,000 payment that is being credited to their account. The emails invite recipients to click a hyperlink in the body of the email and enter the password for their account in order to receive further details. These bogus emails are from firstname.lastname@example.org. Com and have the subject line “Net Teller Watch Notice.” They are not from Neteller. If you receive one, delete it immediately. DO NOT click on the embedded links. This will transmit spyware and other malware into your computer. If you have clicked the link, change your account passwords immediately and run a security scan on your computer. Notify your financial institution if you think your account might have been compromised.
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