Phishing Scam Email Alert!!

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I read this here article:
A round of phishing scams has Bell MTS warning customers to be careful.

Several people on social media have reported receiving emails from somebody purporting to be Bell MTS. The email states that email addresses will be shut down due to the company's recent structure and name change.

Customers are then directed to follow a link so that they can update their personal information, and get a new Bell MTS address.

Jeremy Sawatzky, media relations & communications specialist with Bell MTS, says, "Bell MTS will never ask you to share personal information or identification like a password, banking or other similar personal information via email."

He also warns that you should follow some basic steps when receiving these types of emails:

Do not respond to the email or share any personal information with the sender.
Do not click on any links contained in the email.
Delete the message from your Inbox.

This appears to be BellMTS's third scam, Jeremy!
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Posted 11 months ago

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Great post Brad!  This is good information to share.  There are always scams going around, this is just the most recent.  The folks behind these types of things will always look for anything to help them trick their victims.  In this case they are using the company transition to try and leverage their agenda.  The same precautions always apply when your asked for personal information from any company really.  Never provide personal or account information via email and if you don't trust or recognize the source, ask.  Thanks for the info.
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No problem. I never provide my personal info!
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Bobby Stahr

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Thanks, and that's just what i did..
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Thanks for helping other customers out, Brad!  That's what makes a community great. :) 

Here's some additional information for those that would like to read more: 
https://community.bellmts.ca/mts/topics/phishing-scams-is-this-email-from-mts
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Agree, in that aspect it's much like a 3D site I frequent...kinda like free schooling, just ask as I've found there are no dumb questions....
Thanks for the link Tennille,