The phishing email that makes up today’s Scam of the day is very well crafted. It was sent to me by a Scamicide reader and her first name appeared in the phishing email making it appear legitimate. For privacy purposes I have crossed out the Scamicide reader’s name. The email is a scam and if you click on the links contained in the email, you will either be prompted to provide personal information that will be used to make you a victim of identity theft or alternatively, merely by clicking on the link, you will download keystroke logging malware that will steal your personal information from your computer or smartphone and use it to make you a victim of identity theft. I have deleted the links. The logo found on the email is a good copy, but it is important to remember that it is a simple matter to counterfeit a logo. One indication that the email is a scam is that it does not provide an account number. Unlike many phishing emails that may originate in foreign countries where English is not the primary language, this phishing email does not have any glaring spelling or grammatical errors. As with all phishing emails the intention is to scare you into responding to a purported emergency.
Here is a copy of the email.
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