Saturday, November 11, 2006

Social Security agency warns of e-mail scam.

May be for once I am glad that I am not in U.S.

I thought so after I read the news in computer world that phony e-mail seeks personal information, threatens to close accounts.

The U.S. Social Security Administration is warning the public about a fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the agency and designed to lure users into divulging personal information.
In a statement published on its Web site, the SSA said it has received several reports of an e-mail being circulated with the subject header of "Cost-of-Living for 2007 update."

The e-mail is designed to appear as if it were from the agency and provides information about a 3.3% benefit increase for 2007. It then proceeds to ask the recipient for personal information warning that those who failed to provide it by Nov. 11 would have their accounts suspended indefinitely.

Any experience mate?

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