Monday, July 30, 2012

BCBSNC: Recent Email Scam May Target BCBSNC Customers

BCBSNC wants to make you aware of an email scam that has recently come to their attention.

You or your employees may receive an email from “Message Center” with the subject line “[Your First Name], a thank you from Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carlina.” Do not open this email, or if you open it, do not click on any links within it.

The body of the email tells the recipient “On behalf of Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carlina you have been issued a $1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge.” The link included has been associated with malware/spyware and can be a threat to your computer or your corporate network.

Note that “Carolina” has been misspelled: misspelled words are common red flags that can indicate email scams.

With this and any email you receive, it’s important to maintain safe online practices. Please be vigilant to ensure that these types of emails do not harm you, your computer or your corporate computing network.

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