Sunday, August 02, 2009

Scam On Bright House Customers

I just got a scam e-mail from a sender claiming to be Bright House Networks that wants me to confirm my e-mail account by providing an e-mail user name, password, date of birth and country. The actual sender's e-mail address is upgradeteam001@gmail.com, which I'm pretty certain is not a legitimate Bright House e-mail address. I know a lot of readers of this blog from Indianapolis are Bright House subscribers so beware of this scam. Here's the content of the e-mail:

Dear Email Account Owner,
This message is from Road Runner messaging center to all email account
owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account
center. We are deleting all our indy.rr.com and other personal email
accounts to create more space for new accounts. To prevent your
indy.rr.com and personal account from closing you will have to update
it below so that we will know that it's a presently used account. We
have been sending this notice to all email account owners and this is
the last notice/verification exercise.
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Email Username :.......... .....
EMAIL Password :................
Date of Birth :................
Country or Territory:..........
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account
within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her
account permanently.
Thank you for using Road Runner!
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
Thanks,
Road Runner Account Upgrade Team

2 comments:

Chris Berry said...

Good post. Bright House Networks has more information on email scams on their website: http://indiana.brighthouse.com/products_and_pricing/internet/roadrunner_alert.aspx

Siojin Tcheu said...

Definitely true. It's not always fun to find out the hard way.
empowernetwork.com/siojin/blog/bright-house-indianapolis/ Must come back to your site.