Dangerous New Discover Card Phishing Email in Circulation
There is a dangerous new phishing email being circulated that is directed at Discover credit cardholders, asking them to update their account information.
The email contains a link to a well-made clone of Discover’s website where consumers are directed to enter their username and password. Once the login button is clicked, the username and password are sent to hackers who now possess that personal information.
There are at least two websites set up to do this, and authorities fear their could be more.
The emails in question come from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they are accompanied by the subject line “Please update your Discover Account.”
Discover says it will never send out an email that requests cardholders to reply directly to an email with account numbers, passwords or usernames. Any emails that you may receive asking for that information are clearly scams in action.
If you have received a suspicious email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers can also call Discover to ask if they were the ones that sent you the emails.
Rather than clicking on links from the emails, go directly to Discover.com to log into your account. Then, you should be able to update any information, if there is actually any need for that.
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The information contained within this article was accurate as of January 9, 2014. For up-to-date
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