Take a good look at the following email. It’s pretty clear that this is a phishing scheme. It was emailed from a numerology website. The first thing that jumps out as a red flag is that they are using the ‘credit score’ bait. A numerology site alerting me that there may be changes to my Transunion credit score? Ms Cleo must be working for them since the only way they could know what is on my credit score is if they are psychic.
But hang on a minute! Hidden text in the email! That little box of text didn’t show in the email but when I copied it to a document to edit out the sensitive information, guess what showed up? This is just a tiny bit of the text which looks like someone is writing a bad novel or ripped off a bad novel, not sure which applies.
So I am being warned about my credit score, offered unknown links back to a numerology site and Has a good awful example of putrid prose on top of everything else. I can’t figure it out. Are they phishing for personal information or fishing for a publisher? No matter, either way it gets deleted. However for those who click on links like this, there is LegalShield.
From: email address removed
Sent: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:21:15 -0500
To: e-mail address removed
Subject: Notice: There has been a change to your Transunion score
ALERT: THERE MAY HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO YOUR CREDIT SCORE
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