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Karlsweldt
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:49 am    Post subject: Possible E-mail Scam? Reply with quote

Got an E-mail note that was suspicious.. so did not open it, copied the linked page and then scanned it first. Clicking on any link in suspicious Email pages can cause a viral invasion or hijacking! Go directly to the known site instead. The Care2 site is reputedly OK, but scammers can imitate the real site all too well!
The text is as follows, but the Web address has been censored..
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To All Care2 Members:

We have discovered that Care2.com servers were attacked, resulting in a security breach. The hackers were able to access login information for Care2 member accounts. Our team has worked to secure Care2.com against this type of attack from recurring.

To protect Care2 members we are resetting access to all Care2 accounts. The next time you login to Care2, you will be automatically emailed a new password, which will enable you to access your Care2 account as usual.

To recover your password, you can also visit our {password retrieval form} and enter your username or email. Your password will be emailed to you.

To secure your privacy, we highly recommend you immediately change your password for any accounts that share the password you previously used on Care2.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at: {******.***}.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We take the security of our members very seriously and are taking these extreme steps to reduce the chances of any possible negative consequences.

Randy Paynter
Founder & President, Care2

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In every case like this. go directly to the real website. For example: you recieve an email like this from Bank of America (and you are actually a customer). Go directly to their website and DO NOT click the link(s).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also be very careful when you receive any emails from UPS, DHL, FEDEX, or USPS. the scammers say your package was damaged and ask you for your information.
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