- By Lynne Mitchell
- Posted Wednesday, December 9, 2009
H1N1 “Swine Flu” Email SCAM WARNING!
The N.C. Division of Public Health has received reports that scam artists are sending fraudulent emails about H1N1 flu vaccinations to anyone with an email address to try to steal personal information from them and/or to cause harm to their computers. Such email scams are called “phishing.” This particular email scam asks people to create a “Vaccination Profile” and claims to be part of a “State Vaccination Program for the H1N1 (Swine Flu)” from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). It provides a link to a fake CDC webpage that asks for your information.
THIS IS A SCAM
, and people are warned not to follow the directions in the email.
Click here to read the full press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services