Phishing - The CSRA Scam
This is not scam created BY CSRA; they are a victim as well. If you receive an email similar to the one below, DO NOT click on the link, and do not enter any information on the forms there.
The website that the link leads to is a spoof; a fake website, not created by CSRA. When you enter the information they ask for, you will simply be handing the thieves the keys to your CSRA accounts. That is how spoofing and phishing works. Some of the links are real and the images are taken from CSRA's own website, so it looks very real. But link in the email takes you not to CSRA's website, but to http://188.8.131.52/ and gives the owners of that website your personal information, for whatever they plan to use it.
Other clues to the scam are the email is poorly written, with juvenile phrases and pitiful spelling mistakes.
Remember, no reputable business would send you an email requesting your personal account information. Any such email you receive asking for this information should be considered phony and brought to the attention of the business being 'phished'.
Anytime you need to go to a website for your bank, credit card companies or other personal, financial or confidential information; do not follow a link in an email; just type their address in your browser directly (such as www.CSRA.com )
Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in early 2007.
For more information about phishing, see this page.
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