Archive for March 12th, 2017
The Credit Union recommends we practice “Safe Computing” with this helpful advice (clicky for more dots):
The link leading to that page was on their website, but the page is on
trabian.com, whoever they are. Should I trust the links on that page to return me to the credit union site or not?
Here’s their definition of “phishing”:
Having just switched to “paperless statements” at the Credit Union, a recent email prompted me to look at my statement. Let’s start by seeing where the email came from:
It claims to be from the credit union, but does its actual address (insofar as anything concerning email can be actual) of
statement2web.com sound a little phishy to you, too?
So the email started from
statement2web.com and bankshotted off
kbmla.com. Further up, the headers show it rattled through
pobox.com and eventually arrived in my inbox. As far as I can tell, it never touched its alleged starting point of
hvfcu.org at any point in its journey.
Quick: phish or no phish?
Of course, it’s a perfectly innocent message from the credit union, but it contains every single warning sign we’re supposed to notice in spam or phishing emails, complete with a clicky link!