ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD IN MAINE ALERTS CONSUMERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM SCAM EMAIL CAMPAIGNS - February 2015
Maine residents who may have been impacted by the cyber attack against Anthem should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem.
- DO NOT click on any links in email.
- DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
- DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you If you have clicked on a link in email.
- DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with email.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is not calling members regarding the cyber attack and is not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.
This outreach is from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers.
Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services.
Additional information about the cyber attack against Anthem is available at www.AnthemFacts.com.
For more guidance on recognizing scam email, please visit the FTC Website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing.
Special Notice Regarding Account Activity - April 28, 2010
Notice for Our Consumer Account Customers Regarding Debit Card Transactions:
Pursuant to Federal Regulation GG, Effective June 1, 2010, Northeast Bank will block all internet Gambling transactions made by debit cards.
As always, remember that we will never ask you to provide your personal security information via email, telephone, fax or via the mail. PIN Numbers and passwords should only be known to you. No Northeast Bank employee would ever ask you for this information. If you have immediate questions regarding your account or want to report suspicious activity, please contact Customer Care at 1.800.284.5989, option 1.
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