LIME and cops issue warnings over latest scam

| 16/04/2014

(CNS): A local telecommunication provider and the police issued a warning Wednesday over the latest on-line email scam circulating to customers who have registered with the LIME online portal. LIME officials said that the phishing email appears to be addressed from the LIME Web Portal telling customers they have an unread secured message and asking them to ‘please click here to login and view’ but the telecoms operator says it’s a con. Inspector Ian Lavine of the Financial Crime Unit also warned people not to send any details in response to unsolicited email

“The RCIPS Financial Crime Unit does not recommend sending any personal details via email,” he said.”The Unit is always available to give advice should any member of the community require it. Officers can be contacted on 949-8797.”
Phishing emails attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.  Phishing emails normally contain links to websites that are infected with malware.

Julie Hutton, Head of Marketing, LIME Cayman Islands said there are several things that customers can do to keep themselves safe from keeping antivirus programmes up to date to  not clicking on hyperlinks in e-mails.

“If you want to check out a link, manually retype it into a web browser,” Hutton said. “Whenever you are passing sensitive information such as credit cards or bank information, make sure the address bar shows https:// rather than just http:// and that you have a secure lock icon on the bottom right hand corner of your web browser.”

Hutton advised customers to educate themselves on how to prevent these types of attacks.
“A little research on the internet may save you a great deal of pain if you are ever the victim. You should always be careful about giving out any of your personal information over the internet.  As a reminder LIME will never ask you for your username and password,” she added.
 

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