Phishing scam alert for TDS customers - June 2012
A potential Phishing scam has come to our attention that could have impacted you. If you received the email (shown below) and clicked on it, you would have been redirected to a site that looks exactly like the TDS.net site to “re-activate” your account. This it is not a legitimate site, it is a fraud site, designed to steal your account information.
We hope that you suspected this was a phishing attempt and simply deleted it. If you did delete it, then no action is needed. However, if you clicked on it and then entered in your account information you need to call us immediately and reset your account passwords at 1-888-CALL TDS (225-5837).
Phishing attempts are common in our online society today. This is a great reminder that you should never respond to emails that ask for account or proprietary information. If you don‘t know what to do, always call first to verify such emails are legitimate before you respond. (Note, call only phone numbers listed on other official correspondence, like a bill or phone book listing, not one provided in the email.)
Remember, TDS.net, TDS Telecom, TDS TV, TDS Metrocom, or TDS Telecommunications Corp. will not contact you via email for requests that contain personal data, pins or passwords.
Here‘s a sample of the mail you could have received and two other examples to help you develop a keen eye to phishing attempts in the future: