It didn’t take long for scammers to attempt to take advantage of the Anthem data breach, as phishing messages impersonating credit monitoring services supposedly offered for free by Anthem have been spotted as early as last Friday.
The scam email campaign targets both current and former Anthem members, an the company notified users not to fall for these emails that include a “click here” link for credit monitoring.
“Do not click on any links in email, do not reply the email or reach out to the senders in any way, do not supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in an email, and do not open any attachments that arrive with email,” they warned in a press release.
The company has previously stated and now reiterated that affected individuals will be receiving their notification on how to enroll in credit monitoring and ID protection via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.
“There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber attack, or that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers,” they added, and also warned that scammers are trying to phish information from members via phone calls.