Reproduced below is a copy of an Xfinity phishing email, sent to me by a Scamicide reader that uses the common ploy of indicating that there is a situation that requires your immediate attention. The version sent to the Scamicide reader contained the Comcast Xfinity logo, however it is a simple matter to counterfeit a company logo. There are a number of telltale flaws in this particular phishing email. The email address from which it is sent has no relation to Comcast Xfinity and is most likely the email address of someone whose email has been hijacked and made a part of a botnet used to spread phishing emails and malware. In addition, the email contains grammatical errors in the second sentence. Poor grammar is often found in phishing emails, many of which originate in country’s where English is not the primary language.
Here is the text of the phishing email.