Be Aware of Email Scams
Dallas County Feb 11, 2019
Since late 2018, the telecommunications industry has seen an uptick of phishing attacks. Customers of companies like Minburn Communications are being targeted by scammers.
A phishing attack is when a cybercriminal pretends to be someone they are not via an email. Their intentions are to extract sensitive and confidential information about you and/or your business.
Recently, some of our customers received a malicious email disguised as a mesage from Minburn Communications. The email told the reader that their email inbox was 'full' and instructed them to click a link to 'fix' the problem. Fortunately, a customer recognied the scam and brought it to our attention.
Be aware! We encourage you to become familiar with how to identify a phishing scam:
- Is sent from a public email address that may look familiar
- Contains strange attachments and/or links
- The message demonstrates a sense of urgency
- Contains links to unrecognized sites or URLs that misspell a familiary domain name
- Has poor spelling and grammer
Understanding these five tactics is cruical to protecting you, your family or your organization from phishing attacks. If you receive a suspicious email the best rule of practice is to NOT open the message or click on a link and report the email to Minburn Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org