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YellowRose
03-31-2015, 06:49 PM
A friend just sent me an email asking if the following was real or not. It appears to be another Phishing attempt from what I have been able to learn by googling about it.

This is most likely a phishing attempt by a fake credit alert company trying to get you to go to their website and get you to reveal your personal data to them. IF you have any concerns about any changes to your credit, contact TransUnion, Equifax, or Experian directly, the real credit bureau companies... DON'T Click on any link in this email and DON'T bring up that creditalertsystem website. I think this is a hoax, a phishing attempt to get your personal information... Here is what these 3 websites say about this.

This says the IP # is located in Singapore.....

http://whois.domaintools.com/creditalertsystem.com

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Spam-Alert-Your-Credit-Report-Has-Recently-Been-Updated-377254.shtml

http://www.counton2.com/story/20770535/scam-alert-credit-alert-phishing-e-mails

Here is what that email looks like, minus some personal information of my friend taken out... There are some clickable links in the email that I have taken out.

Subject: ALERT: Your Score Has Changed Tuesday 3/31/2015
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:53:43 +0000
From: Credit Alerts <alerts@creditalertsystem.com>
Reply-To: alerts@creditalertsystem.com
To:
Our monitoring service has found the following changes on your report on March 31, 2015:
PERSONAL A new address has been listed on your report
ACCOUNTS You have two new accounts listed on your report
Additional details about these changes can be found in Your Report