Quoted Email From Alert Pay
Received July 27, 2006
Dear My Name Here
We have become aware by many users of AlertPay
that there is an email that is being sent out asking that you sign in or else your account would be suspended. This email is clearly false and AlertPay
does not send out emails of this nature.
This is an attempt at phishing to acquire your user id and password (primary and secondary).
What is Phishing/Spoofing?
(fish?ing) (n.) The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Common Fraudulent Email Tricks
The email will address you in a generic manner. "Dear AlertPay
The email will request a false sense of urgency. "You have 24 hours to login or your account will be locked ..."
The email will display an AlertPay
link, but directs you to another website in the URL of your browser.
For those of you who have clicked on the links provided in that email, and logged in, please sign in and change your passwords. Your passwords may be in the hands of these criminals.
Never log in to your AlertPay
account by clicking on a link from an email address since often fraudsters will be phising. Proceed to www.alertpay.com by entering the data in your browser.
For more info on this, please visit the Alert Pay
Security Center at
Let as many people know of this info so that they may not be caught unaware.
In addition, AlertPay
provides a primary password (Login Password) and a secondary password (Transaction Password) for your protection. If your primary password is ever phished, the most any criminal can do is see your basic information, but not be able to steal your funds since there is still the additional secondary password to acquire. If by chance both your passwords are the same, we very strongly encourage that you keep the practice of keeping them different.
If you suspect that you logged into a phising site, please contact us immediately.
PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT:
NEVER give your password to anyone, including AlertPay
Protect yourself against fraudulent websites or emails by opening a new web browser window (e.g. Internet Explorer or
Netscape) and typing in the www.alertpay.com every time you log in to your account. End Of Quoted Email.
Be Careful Out There!