Business Targeted Email Scam
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
NACHA (the Electronic Payments Association) is warning consumers about emails currently being circulated that use its name to lend legitimacy to a scam.
The e-mail’s subject line informs recipients that their ACH transaction has been rejected. The message gives the appearance of having been generated automatically, and it includes a link to a “report” about the problem transaction. But NACHA never sends communications to individuals or organizations about their ACH transactions. The message is a fake, and the link just leads to a bogus website and danger for those who click it.
Consumers who receive this email are urged not to click on any link in the message. Instead, the message should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.Vigilance is the best defense against these scams. Be skeptical of questionable messages you receive. And don’t be tempted into clicking on anything contained in the message.
Visit ncdoj.gov to learn more about phishing
and how to protect yourself against online scams. If you’ve been the victim of an online scam (or an offline scam), you can file a complaint
with the Attorney General’s office on our website or by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM toll-free within North Carolina