Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dun & Bradstreet Reports Phishing Email Scam

Did you receive a customer complaint email from Dun & Bradstreet recently? It may be a phishing scam. According to a recent release on the D&B website, a spammer sent out a large number of emails purporting to come from D&B ( alleging that a complaint requiring prompt action had been made against the recipient. Like many phishing scams, the email looks real. In this case, the scammer used the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. logo and even the correct contact information.

Dun & Bradstreet, is working hard to identify the spammer and recommends contacting D&B (866-584-0283) if you ever doubt the origin or content of a D&B email.

For any email that you suspect may be a phishing scam:

  • Do NOT click on any links or attachments.
  • Read the email carefully for signs that it may be fake (for example, misspellings, grammar, generic greetings such as “Dear member” instead of a name, etc.).
  • Be wary of any urgent instructions to take specified action such as “Click on the link or your account will be closed.”
  • Hover your mouse over links without clicking to see if the address is truly from the sender. The URL in the text should match the URL that your mouse detects. If the two do not match, it is most likely a scam.
  • Delete the email from your computer completely (be sure to empty your “trash can” or “recycling bin,” as well).
  • Run anti-virus software updates frequently and do a full system scan.
  • Keep a close eye on your bank statements for any unexpected or unexplained transactions.
Read the full alert, here

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